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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Parenting

McLaughlin v. McLaughlin

STATUS: Victory, Arizona

Suzan McLaughlin and Kimberly McLaughlin were a married lesbian couple who had a child using artificial insemination with an anonymous donor in 2011. The parties separated in 2013 and Kimberly stopped allowing Suzan to see their child. Suzan filed the original action to be recognized as a parent in 2013.  In April 2016, the trial…

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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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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

October 11, 2016

NCLR Applauds Arizona Decision Protecting Children Born to Married Same-Sex Couples

Parenting

March 17, 2016

New Federal Report Shows Increasing Support of Same-Sex Adoptions

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