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Relationships & Family

Protecting LGBTQ people’s family relationships has been a core aspect of NCLR’s work since our founding in 1977. From marriage equality to protecting unmarried partners to the ability to have and raise children to establishing protections for transgender parents and transgender children, NCLR has been at the forefront of advancing the rights of LGBTQ people and their families for decades. 

affirming the freedom to marry

On July 7, 2014, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Boise attorneys Deborah A. Ferguson and Craig Durham filed a lawsuit on behalf of Madelynn Lee Taylor, a 74-year-old military veteran challenging Idaho state laws prohibiting her from being buried in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery with her late wife, Jean Mixner.


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