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National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is a national legal organization dedicated to achieving full civil and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their families through impact litigation, public policy work, direct legal services, and community and public education. Since its founding in 1977, NCLR has played a central role in securing equality for LGBTQ people in the United States and has been particularly influential in the family law arena, which includes issues such as relationship recognition, parenting, and marriage. NCLR is also the only national LGBTQ legal organization that centers on issues of concern to lesbians, while also serving the entire LGBTQ community.

NCLR was founded in 1977 by Donna Hitchens as the Lesbian Rights Project of Equal ...

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