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.
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.

Penn. AG Won't Defend State's Marriage Ban
July 11 2013 11:42 AM ET September 12 2013 4:26 PM ET

Penn. AG Won't Defend State's Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she "cannot ethically defend the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's version of DOMA. I believe it to be wholly unconstitutional."

ACLU Sues for Marriage Equality in Pennsylvania
July 09 2013 1:56 PM ET

ACLU Sues for Marriage Equality in Pennsylvania

Jase Peeples

"Whether it's through litigation, the legislature, or the ballot box, we will continue to work to broaden the number of states where same-sex couples can marry," said ACLU spokeswoman Leslie Cooper.

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