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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.

Advocates Protest Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills in Missouri Legislature

They rallied against the rash of anti-LGBTQ+ bills being introduced by Missouri Republicans.

Missouri Leads Nation in Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation in 2023, Says ACLU

Cruelty toward queer and trans people is one of the features employed by GOP lawmakers and not a bug of their legislation.

Arkansas Transgender Kids Can Continue Receiving Health Care: Court

A federal appeals court ruled that the state's ban on gender-affirming care for minors would stay on hold while a lawsuit against it is heard.

Trans High School Students Sue School District Over Restroom Ban

The two Indiana boys were not allowed to use the male restrooms by school district employees and have repeatedly been referred to by their birth names, according to the lawsuit.

Gay-Straight Alliance Sues Indiana School Over Unequal Treatment

The club says the school's principal will not allow it to advertise or fundraise like other student groups.

Anti-LGBTQ Coalition Campaigns Against Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

The Keep Kids First campaign argues for faith-based adoption agencies' right to discriminate.

Protesters on Both Sides of Cake Debate Converge on Supreme Court

The most significant gay rights case in two years was heard on Tuesday morning by the Supreme Court.

ACLU Sues Michigan Over 'Religious Objections' Adoption Law

The law violates the Constitution by allowing state-contracted agencies to discriminate against LGBT people and others who offend their beliefs.

Lawsuit: New North Carolina Bathroom Law Still Discriminates

The amended suit by the ACLU and Lambda Legal says HB 142 doesn't fix the problems caused by the infamous anti-LGBT HB 2.

Religious Right Divided Over Trump's Executive Order

Some say it's just dandy, while others consider it next to nothing.

Meet the Woman in Control of ACLU's Twitter Handle

Diana Scholl, the ACLU's social media editor, has become one of the most powerful online political voices since the election of President Trump.

'Pee With LGBT' Ad Campaign Aims to Overcome Texas Transphobes

The Texas branch of the American Civil Liberties Union has invested in a transgender rights Facebook campaign that is summed up as, "Taking A Seat, Making A Stand."

Trump's Minions, and the Allies Who'll Fight Them

We have many battles ahead, but we have great people on our side.

18 Allies Wearing Safety Pins as a Stand Against Hate

The symbolic gesture is helping to create safe spaces during a frightening time.

ACLU Sues Kim Davis and Her County for $233K in Legal Fees

The organization says because it prevailed in the suit over Davis's refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, it's entitled to recoup costs. But Davis's lawyer says she was the winner.

Chelsea Manning Approved for Gender Surgery, Ends Hunger Strike

Manning, the whistleblower serving a sentence in military prison, would be the first in the U.S. to undergo such surgery while incarcerated.

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Tennessee School System Settles Lawsuit Over Pro-Gay T-Shirt

A new dress code satisfies the ACLU's concerns about the prohibition of a "Some People Are Gay" shirt worn by a student. 

ACLU Wants to Investigate Algorithms for Discrimination

Laws that stop hacking are also preventing the public from identifying cyber discrimination, the ACLU argues.

ACLU Director Quits, Says Trans Rights Threaten Women's Safety

The former ACLU director claims her daughters shared a bathroom with trans women and that experience led to her resignation.