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.

On behalf of a trans high-schooler, the ACLU argues that "privacy" in bathrooms can easily be handled without being discriminatory.

December 28 2014 7:00 AM

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

December 03 2014 5:54 PM

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.

November 26 2014 1:31 PM

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.

November 24 2014 2:15 PM

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.

October 26 2014 6:05 AM

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

August 26 2014 3:16 PM

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

July 10 2014 6:06 AM

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.

May 13 2014 4:13 AM

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

February 20 2014 6:39 PM

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.

January 21 2014 3:10 PM