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.

The organization says because it prevailed in the suit over Davis's refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, it's entitled to recoup costs. But Davis's lawyer says she was the winner.

September 20 2016 4:25 PM

Manning, the whistleblower serving a sentence in military prison, would be the first in the U.S. to undergo such surgery while incarcerated.

September 13 2016 7:52 PM Updated

A new dress code satisfies the ACLU's concerns about the prohibition of a "Some People Are Gay" shirt worn by a student. 

August 18 2016 2:58 PM

Laws that stop hacking are also preventing the public from identifying cyber discrimination, the ACLU argues.

June 29 2016 3:24 PM

The former ACLU director claims her daughters shared a bathroom with trans women and that experience led to her resignation.

June 02 2016 6:55 PM

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