Know Your Rights

Here you'll find information on how to access federal services and programs that have recently been expanded to same-sex couples and families with parents who are LGBT. Use these one-pagers to learn more about how you and your family can access these vital services. 

Affordable Care Act

Our guide for families and couples enrolling in the Affordable Care Act

Click here to read the guide

Passport Application

Same-sex parents can now both be on their child's Passport application.

Click here to find out how to apply

Family Medical Leave Act

Parents can now take federal Family Medical Leave to care for their children.

Click here to find out how

Social Security Card Application

Same-sex parents can now both be on their child's Social Security Card Application. The Social Security Administration helped us put together this list of frequently asked questions. 

Click here to read more

Disaster Preparedness

Natural disasters are scary, especially for families with parents who are LGBT. Our guide will help you and your family prepare for any disaster by building a plan, gathering all necessary documents, and creating a disaster kit. 

Click here to start preparing

Coming soon:

Customs and Border Protection

For more information or if you have had trouble accessing these programs or services, please contact Emily Hecht-McGowan, Director of Public Policy, at ehecht@familyequality.org or by phone at 202-496-1285.