This document, produced by the Secretary of State’s Office, provides detailed information about terminating a California Registered Domestic Partnership. Download PDF


A new California law allows couples who were married or registered as domestic partners at the time one of the spouses/partners gave birth to use a streamlined process to protect the non-birth parent’s rights. It only applies when one of the spouses or partners gave birth to the child. If you are using surrogacy to have a child, you will need to follow a different process. This new law is part of the Modern Family Act (AB 2344), which was authored by Senator Tom Ammiano and went into effect on...


NCLR and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) represent the plaintiffs in two major lawsuits challenging President Trump’s directive to reinstate a ban on transgender people serving in the military. The suits, Doe v. Trump and Stockman v. Trump, were filed on behalf of transgender service members with decades of combined military service. In June 2016, after comprehensive review of the issue by military experts and others, the Department of Defense announced that transgender...


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