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Parenting

Since its start, NCLR has worked to ensure that LGBT parents have the legal protections they need.

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Marriage

Same-sex couples deserve the freedom to marry the person they love for the same reasons other couples can.

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Relationship Recognition

NCLR works to achieve full, fair, and equal legal recognition of the LGBT community’s relationships.

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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Family & Relationships

Case: Griego v. Oliver

STATUS: Victory, New Mexico

NCLR filed a lawsuit on behalf of couples Rose Griego and Kim Kiel, Miriam Rand and Ona Porter, A.D. Joplin and Greg Gomez, Therese Councilor and Tanya Struble, and Monica Leaming and Cecilia Taulbee who were denied marriage licenses by New Mexico’s Bernalillo County Clerk. The lawsuit, filed in state court in Albuquerque, alleges that…

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Family & Relationships

Case: Smith v. Quale

STATUS: Victory, California

The National Center for Lesbian Rights successfully represented a non-biological mother who petitioned for parental rights of her twins after her former partner restricted access to her children.

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Featured Policy & Legislation

Family & Relationships

Legislation: Children with More Than Two Parents

California

Most children have at most two parents, but some children have more than two people in their lives who act as the child’s parent in every way. For example, a child raised from birth by a biological mother and a non-biological father may also have a relationship with his or her biological father. In such…

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Family & Relationships

Legislation: Equal Access to Fertility

California

AB 2356 allows California fertility service providers to offer people seeking to conceive using a known sperm donor access to certain fertility services on the same terms as different-sex couples. It was authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner and co-sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

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Press Releases

Family & Relationships

August 13, 2015

LAWSUIT: Florida is Breaking the Law By Refusing To Acknowledge Married Same-Sex Couples As Parents on Birth Certificates

Family & Relationships

August 11, 2015

NCLR Launches Campaign to Reform State Parenting Laws

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