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.
Trans, Gay Prisoners Sue California Jail Over Alleged Mistreatment
October 26 2014 5:05 AM ET

Trans, Gay Prisoners Sue Calif. Jail, Claiming Mistreatment

Mitch Kellaway

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
August 26 2014 2:16 PM ET

Op-ed: Till Death Do Us Part and Beyond

Chase Strangio

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
July 10 2014 5:06 AM ET

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

Ian Thompson

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

Op-ed: Why Virginia Is the Next Stop on the Road to Marriage Equality
May 13 2014 3:13 AM ET

Op-ed: Virginia Is Next on the Road to Marriage Equality

James Esseks

Attorneys will argue in court Tuesday that Virginia must establish marriage equality. Here are the couples who are showing the state why its laws must change.

Oregon Atty. Gen. Won't Defend Marriage Ban
February 20 2014 6:39 PM ET

Oregon Atty. Gen. Won't Defend Marriage Ban

Trudy Ring

Ellen Rosenblum joins officials in Virginia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania in refusing to defend a state prohibition on same-sex marriage.

ACLU Sues for Recognition of Utah's Same-Sex Marriages
January 21 2014 3:10 PM ET

ACLU Sues for Recognition of Utah's Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

The new case, filed in Utah state court, aims to provide clarity and security for more than 1,000 same-sex marriages that were performed legally during Utah's 17-day equality window.

Ark. Supreme Court Overrules Child Visitation Ban for Cohabitating Gay Parents
November 21 2013 3:26 PM ET

Ark. Supreme Court Overrules Child Visitation Ban for Cohabitating Gay Parents

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's highest court declared that judges may not restrict a parent's visitation rights based solely on that parent's cohabitation with a partner to whom they are not married.

Watch As New Mexico Supreme Court Considers Marriage Equality
October 23 2013 10:29 AM ET

New Mexico Supreme Court Considers Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's highest court is hearing opening arguments in a case set to determine whether or not New Mexico's constitution allows for marriage equality today.

WATCH: Male Driver's License Isn't Enough to Let Trans Teen Run for Homecoming King
September 10 2013 2:11 PM ET

Pa. School Won't Let Trans Teen Run for Homecoming King

Sunnivie Brydum

Members of the Richland School District board did not grant Kasey Caron's request to be listed on the male ballot for homecoming king at his high school, despite Caron's proof of legal gender change.

Trans Teen Takes on Pa. School to Run for Homecoming King
September 09 2013 2:33 PM ET

Trans Teen Takes on Pa. School to Run for Homecoming King

Sunnivie Brydum

Richland High School senior Kasey Caron has turned to the media to pressure his high school to let him run for homecoming king.

ACLU Backs Trans Nursing Student Told to Use Bathroom In Storage Closet
August 26 2013 3:53 PM ET

ACLU Backs Trans Nursing Student Told to Use Bathroom In Storage Closet

Sunnivie Brydum

A technical school in Clearwater, Fla., violated Title IX of the Civil Rights Act when it ordered a nursing student to use a separate bathroom because she is transgender, says the ACLU.

Pennsylvania Issues First Same-Sex Marriage License
July 24 2013 1:21 PM ET

First Same-Sex Marriage License Issued in Pennsylvania

Jase Peeples

Despite the fact that same-sex marriage is banned in Pennsylvania, Montgomery County has begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Penn. County Prepares to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
July 24 2013 10:09 AM ET

Penn. County Prepares Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Jase Peeples

Officials in Montgomery County say they are ready to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite the state’s ban.

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