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.

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

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

July 23 2015 7:00 PM

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

June 15 2015 6:00 AM

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

June 11 2015 9:31 PM

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

May 05 2015 6:15 PM

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.

March 06 2015 1:43 PM

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.

February 27 2015 1:42 PM

It's time to kick things up a notch.

December 30 2014 10:00 AM