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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Parenting

Case: McGaw v. McGaw

STATUS: Victory, Missouri

Melissa and Angela McGaw are two women who were in a long term relationship and had twins through donor insemination.  The couple chose the sperm donor together and parented the children together for more than nine years.  After the parents later broke up, the biological mother, Angela, kept Melissa from seeing the children.  Melissa sought…

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Case: Chatterjee v. King

STATUS: Victory, New Mexico

The National Center for Lesbian Rights represented a non-adoptive mother in a successful case establishing that same-sex parents raising children are both recognized as parents under New Mexico law.

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Featured Policy & Legislation

Parenting

Legislation: California Assembly Bill 960

California

On October 10, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that updates the state’s assisted reproduction laws to ensure that all families are equally protected under the law. Authored by Assemblymember David Chiu, Assembly Bill 960 updates current assisted reproduction laws in three ways: first, unmarried couples using assisted reproduction to become parents will…

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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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Press Releases

Parenting

December 17, 2015

Adoption Advocates, Constitutional Law Scholars, Family Law Experts File Briefs with U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Lesbian Mother from Alabama

Parenting

December 14, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Lesbian Mother’s Request for Emergency Stay of Alabama Supreme Court Order Denying Recognition of Adoption

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