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NCLR Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of Obergefell, Historic Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

NCLR Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of Obergefell, Historic Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 26, 2020 CONTACTS:Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org NCLR CELEBRATES FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF OBERGEFELL, HISTORIC SUPREME COURT RULING ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY “Obergefell was about much more than simply winning the freedom to marry.” WASHINGTON, DC – The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) today joins with...

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NCLR Applauds President’s Decision to Stop Defending Discriminatory Federal Defense of Marriage Act

Statement by NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter (San Francisco, CA, February 23, 2011)—President Barack Obama has decided that the government should no longer defend Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which discriminates against legally married same-sex couples by providing that the federal government will not recognize their marriages for any purpose, according to a statement released today by the Attorney General of the United States. The Attorney General explained the...

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Advocacy Groups Release FAQ Guide for Maryland Same-Sex Couples Married Out of State

(Washington, D.C., March 8, 2010) — Today, Lambda Legal, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Equality Maryland, and the American Civil Liberties Union released a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide for same-sex couples in Maryland who married out of state. These leading advocacy groups have jointly released the following statement: “This FAQ follows a favorable opinion by Maryland Attorney Douglas Gansler that says recognition of out-of-state...

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NCLR Hails Maryland’s Marriage Recognition Opinion

A.G. says state law calls for recognition of marriages of same-sex couples (Washington, D.C., February 24, 2010) — The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) hails the opinion issued today by Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler that the marriages of same-sex couples validly entered into in other jurisdictions may be recognized by the state. The decision predicts that the Maryland high court likely would “recognize a same-sex marriage contracted validly in another jurisdiction.”...

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Alameda County Fire Department and CalPERS Provide Equal Benefits to Same-Sex Spouse After National Center for Lesbian Rights Intervenes

New California Law Requires Equal Treatment of Same-Sex Spouses (San Francisco, CA, February 18, 2010) — The Alameda County Fire Department and the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) have agreed to extend spousal benefits to same-sex spouses married outside of California, in compliance with a new state law. The changes came about after the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) advocated with the fire department and CalPERS on behalf of a fire department employee, Nancy...

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