Protecting the Rights of Transgender Parents and their Children: A Guide for Parents and Lawyers

A Joint Publication of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Center for Transgender Equality


All too often parents who have transitioned or come out as transgender after having children have seen their gender transition raised by their ex-spouse or partner as a basis to deny or restrict custody or visitation. Transgender people who formed families after transitioning have faced challenges to their legal status as parents, often based on attacks on the validity of their marriages. This guide provides information to transgender parents and their attorneys to help them protect parent-child relationships and assist them when faced with disputes over child custody issues.

If you would like to order hard copies of the publication, please contact the ACLU LGBT & AIDS Project at or (212) 549-2627



Discrimination Against Transgender People
LGBT Rights – ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Project

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