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Parenting

February 27, 2015

Alabama Court of Appeals Recognizes Adoptions by Same-Sex Parents

Montgomery, AL, February 27, 2015)—Today, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals unanimously held that a second parent adoption granted to now separated same-sex parents by a Georgia court in 2007 must be recognized in Alabama—and that V.L., the adoptive mother of their three children, must be recognized as their parent and allowed to seek custody…

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Marriage

February 27, 2015

Tennessee Couples File Brief Asking Supreme Court to Uphold the Freedom to Marry and End “Checkerboard Nation” of Marriage Laws

(Washington D.C., February 27, 2015)—Three couples challenging Tennessee’s marriage ban filed a brief in the Supreme Court  of the United States today, asking the Court to rule that same-sex couples have the freedom to marry and thereby put an end to “a checkerboard nation in which same-sex couples’ marriages are dissolved and reestablished as they…

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State Legislation & Policy

February 23, 2015

Oklahoma’s Sally Kern Wants Special State Protection For Dangerous Anti-LGBT Psychological Abuse

(Oklahoma City, OK, February 23, 2015)—Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), and Freedom Oklahoma condemned an extreme anti-LGBT Oklahoma bill that attacks Oklahoma children and seeks to legitimize so-called “conversion therapy,” the dangerous and discredited practices linked to lifelong damage including depression, substance abuse, and even suicide. The…

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State Legislation & Policy

February 22, 2015

Leading Civil Rights Legal Organizations Denounce Anti-LGBT Arkansas Bill, Call on Governor to Veto

(Little Rock, AR, February 21, 2015)—In response to the passage of SB 202 by the Arkansas legislature, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Arkansas, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Lambda Legal, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights issued the following statement: “Last Tuesday, after a series of lightning-fast votes during just two…

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Transgender Law

February 20, 2015

NCLR Welcomes HUD Policy for Transgender Residents in Federally Funded Shelters

(Washington, DC, February 20, 2015)—Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued guidance clarifying that single-sex shelters receiving federal funds must respect the gender identity of all residents and provide access to sex-segregated shelters based on gender identity. HUD’s announcement clarifies the agency’s position on an issue that has been left unresolved…

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