Law and Legislation
What are the issues?
- Workplace Fairness
- Adoption and Parenting
- Reproductive Rights and Sexual Health
- Same-Sex Relationships and Marriage
- Transgender Rights
- Youth and Schools – Bullying
- Youth in Out-of-Home Care
- Health Care Fairness and Access
- Seniors – Access to Resources and Benefits
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
Through education, litigation, and public policy advocacy, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), led by Kate Kendell, Esq., advocates for all GLBTQ individuals and their families on a national scale. The NCLR was founded in 1977 and lists their mission statement as:
NCLR is a non-profit, public interest law firm which litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT legal issues. [We serve] more than 5,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families in all fifty states each year, including LGBT seniors, immigrants, athletes, and youth. And our impact litigation serves all LGBT people in the United States.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights maintains information about federal legislation on their website.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.