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NCLR offers a wide range of online publications free of charge. If you have legal questions related to your sexual orientation or gender identity and don't find the answer to your questions in our publications, NCLR's helpline can help you find the answers.

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publications for attorneys and advocates

 

National legal resources

 

Legal Recognition of LGBT Families
This publication provides an overview of the legal rights of LGBT parents and their children in the United States.
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Adoption by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Parents: An Overview of Current Law
Introduction of current law regarding LGBT parentage.
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State-specific legal resources

 

AB 2356: Equal Access to Fertility Medical Care FAQs for Providers
This bill allows providers to offer people seeking to conceive using a known sperm donor access to certain fertility services on the same terms as different-sex couples.

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California Public Benefits Issues for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients: A Guide for Attorneys and Advocates
A guide for attorneys and advocates in California who are representing LGBT clients seeking public benefits, including Social Security, health benefits, income assistance, disability and unemployment, veterans benefits, and more.
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California Transgender Family Law
A fact sheet for transgender spouses, partners, parents, and youth.
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Child Custody and Visitation Issues for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Parents in Florida
This document provides a summary and discussion of relevant Florida law for attorneys who are representing LGBT parents in custody and visitation cases in Florida.
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The High Cost of Denying Permanency: An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Florida's Adoption Ban
The report recommends that the Florida state legislature repeal the current law, which prohibits qualified gay and lesbian individuals and couples from becoming adoptive parents, even for children for whom they serve as foster parents.
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Legal Recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Parents in Texas
This publication provides a summary and discussion of relevant Texas law for attorneys who are representing LGBT parents in cases involving parentage, custody, or visitation in Texas.
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Child Custody and Visitation Issues for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Parents in Wisconsin
This publication provides a summary and discussion of relevant Wisconsin law for attorneys who are representing LGBT parents in custody and visitation cases in Wisconsin.
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For LGBT Service Providers

 

Resource Kit for Serving LGBT Clients
This kit was created to assist organizations providing legal services and pro bono referrals and includes materials for LGBT clients and their advocates.
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Serving Low-Income LGBT Parents and LGBT Parents of Color
This tip sheet was created to help LGBT organizations and attorneys better serve low-income LGBT people.
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Tips for legal advocates working with LGBT clients
This tip sheet was created in conjunction with Proyecto Poderoso to help legal services attorneys and advocates better serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients.
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Family Protection Project flyer
The Family Protection Project helps legal services organizations and pro bono attorneys gain the specialized knowledge that is necessary to adequately serve LGBT families. NCLR offers trainings and reference materials for attorneys on LGBT family law in targeted states. Additionally, we provide technical assistance to attorneys who are representing low income clients and helps low-income LGBT families find your services through our toll-free national helpline.
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publications for individuals

AB 2356: Equal Access to Fertility Medical Care FAQs for Prospective Parents
This bill allows providers to offer people seeking to conceive using a known sperm donor access to certain fertility services on the same terms as different-sex couples.

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Lifelines: Documents to Protect You and Your Family
This publication contains information about essential documents that will help you protect yourself and your loved ones in the event of illness, disability, or death.

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Legal Recognition of LGBT Families
This publication provides an overview of the legal rights of LGBT parents and their children in the United States.
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Protecting Families: Standards for LGBT Families
This publication provides guidelines for families and attorneys for protecting parent-child relationships and obtaining legal recognition of family ties.
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Florida Adoption FAQ - What Does the Adoption Decision Mean for Me and My Family?
This FAQ answers questions for families who wish to adopt in Florida.
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Fact Sheet: Adoption by LGBT Parents
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Parents who are LGBT, Same-Gender Loving, or Two Spirit: Protect Your Rights!
A brochure for LGBT parents about how to protect their rights. (English and Spanish)
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The California Domestic Partnership Law
What it means for you and your family.
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Si Eres Padre De Familia Y LGBT O Tienes Una Relación Con Una Persona Del Mismo Sexo: ¡Protege Tus Derechos!
Una guía informative para padres de familias LGBT sobre cómo proteger sus derechos (Español e Inglés)
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