Our Family Coalition is California’s largest LGBTQ family organization, and family law has been a core issue ever since the start. While marriage equality finally has been established throughout the United States, same-sex and transgender couples planning to start a family still face many barriers. This includes barriers for family formation such as insufficient coverage in assisted reproductive technology, as well as discrimination in adoption and foster care placements. Transgender parents often face painful and discriminatory treatment in custody battles, and many LGBTQ parents face barriers in establishing legal relationships between parent and child. These relationships would allow our families to retain custody of our children as well as to make decisions regarding our child’s health, education and well-being. Our Family coalition is dedicated to support legislation that secures the rights of LGBTQ families.