ACLU

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.
Civil Rights, Religious Groups Ask Obama: Fix Bush-Era Changes to Religious Freedom Act

Groups Ask Obama: Fix Religious Freedom Act

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.

Op-ed: The Equality Act Is Necessary for LGBTs — and All Women

Op-ed: The Equality Act Is Necessary for LGBTs — and All Women

James Esseks of the ACLU says the proposed Equality Act will usher in sweeping changes for almost all minorities.

ACLU Zeroing In On Michigan’s New Discriminatory Adoption Law

Will ACLU Take On Michigan’s Antigay Adoption Law?

The civil rights organization is hunting for a constitutional solution to the law that discriminates against LGBT couples.

ACLU Sues Virginia School Board Over Trans-Exclusionary Restroom Policy

Va. School Board Sued Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

The Gloucester County School Board's requirement that trans students use only single-stall restrooms is unconstitutional, the ACLU argues.

Incarcerated Delaware Trans Man Gets Help in Fight for Name Change

Incarcerated Delaware Trans Man Gets Help in Fight for Name Change

Kai Short, already joined by the ACLU, got support this week from Delaware's governor in his ongoing pursuit of a legal name change.

Florida Takes First Step Toward Criminalizing Trans People's Bathroom Use

Fla. Takes First Step To Criminalize Trans People's Bathroom Use

If passed, the law would see trans and gender-nonconforming people fined up to $1,000 and jailed up to a year for using the 'wrong bathroom' in public.

Phoenix Drops 'Walking While Trans' Charges Against Monica Jones

Phoenix Drops 'Walking While Trans' Charges for Monica Jones

While Monica Jones and her supporters are celebrating the end of her legal battle, they say the decision has allowed Phoenix to avoid a constitutional challenge to its vague 'manifesting prostitution' laws.

Op-ed: 2015 Is for Bigger and Bolder Action for LGBT Equality

Op-ed: 2015 Is for Bigger and Bolder Action for LGBT Equality

It's time to kick things up a notch.

ACLU Challenges Virginia School for Barring Trans Boy From Bathroom

ACLU Challenges Virginia School for Barring Trans Boy From Bathroom

On behalf of a trans high-schooler, the ACLU argues that "privacy" in bathrooms can easily be handled without being discriminatory.

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