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.
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.

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.

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