DeRay Mckesson
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News about the American Civil Liberties Union as it fights for LGBT issues as part of its broader mission around freedom of speech, and religion, and civil rights. The ACLU has a specific program, the LGBT Project founded in 1986, whose goal is to rid the United States of discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. The ACLU's main targeted areas are basic rights, parenting, marriage, youth, and transgender discrimination. The nonprofit organization is a powerful ally for protecting and promoting the rights of the LGBT community.

That is, unless legislators override Gov. Bill Haslam's veto, which he announced today.

April 14 2016 8:51 PM

Anti-LGBT discrimination is costly, as the MSNBC host discusses with an ACLU representative.

March 29 2016 5:38 PM

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging one Kentucky prison that bans certain LGBT materials beacause they "promote homosexuality." 

March 23 2016 5:04 PM

The American Civil Liberties Union has a hefty to-do list when it comes to LGBT rights.

January 22 2016 6:14 AM

'The Lord picks the unlikely source to convey the message,' the antigay clerk claims in a new AP interview.

December 23 2015 5:01 PM

Gavin Grimm just wants to do what every other boy does, and what he was doing, until his school board stopped him: use the bathroom matching his gender identity.

October 30 2015 3:12 AM

The act was signed into law by President Clinton in 1993, then reinterpreted in a 2007 memo by Bush administration lawyers to offer protection to religious organizations that discriminated in hiring.

August 20 2015 7:05 PM
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