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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.

Virginia sued over Glenn Youngkin’s anti-transgender student policies

The ACLU filed two legal actions against the Republican governor’s education department.

Senate Democrats urged to reject anti-LGBTQ+ measures in funding bills by coalition (exclusive)

The Human Rights Campaign and ACLU lead the charge, with 63 groups, challenging discriminatory riders in congressional budget talks.

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review school transgender bathroom policies

Transgender students in Indiana can continue using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

Alliance Defending Freedom’s Legal Journey Against LGBTQ+ Rights & Anti-Discrimination Laws: Report

Supreme Court-backed case of a Colorado web designer, aided by Alliance Defending Freedom, ignited fervent LGBTQ+ rights debate, spotlighting a larger quest to dismantle anti-discrimination laws.

Iowa Mayor Blocks LGBTQ+ Group From Labor Day Parade, Citing ‘Safety’ Concerns

No threats had been received, according to parade organizers and participants.

Judge Blocks Texas Drag Ban From Taking Effect Friday

The judge wrote that he believed that the law was likely to be ruled unconstitutional.

Missouri School District Sued Over Discrimination Against Transgender Girl

The transgender student was suspended for refusing to use the boys’ bathroom and harassed by other students when she did.

Mississippi School District Implements Transphobic Dress Code

The district has made headlines for its transphobic policies before.

Texas Sued Over 'Unconstitutional' Drag Ban by ACLU

The litigation seeks to prevent the Republican ban on drag performance to take effect next month.

RuPaul Condemns Anti-Drag Bills, Says Queens Are Queer World's Marines

On Instagram, the drag star encouraged followers to register to vote and fight back.

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.