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.
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.

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

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

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

Oregon Atty. Gen. Won't Defend Marriage Ban

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

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

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

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

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

New Mexico Supreme Court Considers Marriage Equality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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