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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

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is co-sponsoring a bill authored by State Assemblyman David Chiu that would modernize California’s assisted reproduction laws to recognize that all intended parents using assisted reproduction to conceive children should be recognized as parents. Specifically, AB 960 would remove the requirement from Family Law that couples must involve a doctor when…

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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

August 18, 2015

Missouri Court of Appeals Allows Lesbian Mother to Seek Custody

Parenting

July 8, 2015

Equal Protection for All Families Act Passes California Senate Judiciary Committee

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