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Family Law Research: LGBTQIA +
This guide provides research related guidance relative to Family Law in general, with a focus on New York & New Jersey
This resource has primarily been adapted from PBS Online’s Out of the Past: 400 Years Lesbian and Gay History in America (Byard, E., 1997, www.pbs.org/outofthepast/). The interactive timeline online allows users to click on dates to read details about people, policies, and events that have shaped the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Article 3 (10-25) Marriages - Section 10 ..."A marriage that is otherwise valid shall be valid regardless of whether the parties to the marriage are of the same or different sex.
Article 7 (109-117) Adoptions - Section 109 ...."allows unmarried adult intimate partners to adopt a child." On June 24, 2011, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law the Marriage Equality Act, which grants same-sex couples the right to marry in New York State."
Founded in 2006, the Movement Advancement Project is an independent think tank that provides rigorous research, insight and analysis that help speed equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
The NCLR has compiled resources including:
The LGBT Family Law Institute: Parenting—National Resources; Parenting—State-Specific Resources; Marriage & Relationships—National Resources; & Marriage & Relationships—State-Specific Resources
The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977.