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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

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Walsh v. Friendship Village of South County

STATUS: Pending

On July 25, 2018, Mary Walsh, age 72, and Bev Nance, age 68, a married lesbian couple, filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of Missouri against St. Louis senior housing community Friendship Village Sunset Hills. The complaint alleges that Friendship Village violated the federal Fair Housing Act by discriminating against Walsh and Nance…

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Case: Greene vs The County Of Sonoma

STATUS: Victory, California

NCLR clients Clay Greene and the estate of Harold Scull, Greene’s deceased partner of 20 years, reached a settlement on July 22 resolving a lawsuit against the County of Sonoma and other defendants. More>

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Featured Policy & Legislation

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Policy: U.S. Health and Human Services Equal Visitation Rights

NCLR worked in collaboration with several organizations to advocate for equal visitation rights for same-sex partners in hospitals and nursing homes. In April 2010, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing HHS to issue regulations requiring all hospitals receiving Medicaid and Medicare to prohibit discrimination in visitation against LGBT people. HHS issued regulations that went…

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Press Releases

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December 20, 2011

New Guide for LGBT Elders in California Provides Comprehensive Information About Their Rights and Benefits

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December 9, 2011

NCLR, HUD, HHS Co-Host First-Ever National Summit on LGBT Elder Housing, Health, and Long-Term Care Issues

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