Although we have made great strides in protecting the rights of LGBTQ people and their families, LGBTQ parents continue to face significant discrimination. Transgender parents in particular still lose custody of their children at alarming rates simply because of their gender.
Through legislation and impact litigation, NCLR works to ensure that LGBTQ parents and their children are fully recognized as families under the law, including low-income parents using low-cost assisted reproduction, both married and unmarried parents, families with more than two parents, adoptive parents, and parents conceiving using surrogacy. At the same time, we advocate for greater protections for the health and rights of people acting as surrogates and egg donors.
We also represent LGBTQ parents facing discrimination based solely on their gender or sexual orientation, and our Transgender Youth Project works to protect transgender and gender nonconforming children whose parents do not agree to affirm their identities.