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.
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.

N.J. Trans Veterans Win Important Fight to Change Names on Military Records

Trans Vets Win Important Fight to Change Names on Military Records

In a potentially game-changing move, the U.S. Army has allowed two transgender veterans to update their names on their discharge papers.

WATCH: Ariz. Activist Convicted of 'Walking While Trans' Will Appeal

WATCH: Ariz. Activist Convicted of 'Walking While Trans' Will Appeal

After being found guilty of 'manifesting prostitution,' advocate Monica Jones is pushing back against the law that she contends is unconstitutionally vague and targets trans women of color.

Kansas Gov., ACLU Up Ante on Both Sides of Marriage Fight

Kansas Gov., ACLU Up Ante on Both Sides of Marriage Fight

The ACLU attorney representing same-sex couples who sued for marriage rights is amending the lawsuit to increase the impact of marriage equality in Kansas.

Trans, Gay Prisoners Sue California Jail Over Alleged Mistreatment

Trans, Gay Prisoners Sue Calif. Jail, Claiming Mistreatment

Trans, gay, and bi inmates of a San Bernadino jail say they were placed in an "alternative lifestyle tank" where they barely saw the outside of their cells.

Op-ed: Till Death Do Us Part and Beyond

Op-ed: Till Death Do Us Part and Beyond

On the road to full marriage equality, same-sex couples also have to fight for their right to grieve.

Op-ed: Why ENDA Doesn't Cut It for the ACLU

Op-ed: Why ENDA Doesn’t Cut It for the ACLU

When given the opportunity to discriminate against LGBT workers, the ACLU says, too many employers will take it.

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