LGBTQ Rights

The ACLUworks to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

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What you need to know

Over 100
Over 100 bills attacking transgender people have been introduced in state legislatures since 2020.
20
Currently 20 states and Washington D.C. allow people to update gender markers on IDs without submitting medical documentation.

If you’ve been discriminated against based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status, the ACLUwants to hear ACLUit.

What's at Stake

The ACLUworks to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer people belong everywhere and can live openly and authentically without discrimination, harassment, or violence.

The ACLUhas a long history of defending the LGBTQ community. We brought our first LGBTQ rights case in 1936. What is now the Jon L. Stryker and Slobodan Randjelovi膰 LGBTQ & HIV Project was founded in 1986 and renamed in 2021. Today, the ACLUbrings more LGBTQ rights cases and advocacy initiatives than any other national organization does. In fact, the ACLUhas been counsel in seven of the nine LGBTQ rights cases that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided 鈥 more than any other organization. With our reach into the courts and legislatures of every state, there is no other organization that can match our record of making progress both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion.

The 澳门六合开奖记录鈥檚 current priorities are to end discrimination, harassment and violence toward transgender people, to close gaps in our federal and state civil rights laws, to prevent protections against discrimination from being undermined by a license to discriminate, and to protect LGBTQ people in and from the criminal legal system.

Need help?

For non-LGBTQ issues, please contact your local ACLUaffiliate.

The ACLULesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project seeks to create a just society for all LGBTQ people regardless of race or income. Through litigation, lobbying, public education, and organizing, we work to build a country where our communities can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

The ACLUworks to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer people belong everywhere and can live openly and authentically without discrimination, harassment, or violence.

The ACLUhas a long history of defending the LGBTQ community. We brought our first LGBTQ rights case in 1936. What is now the Jon L. Stryker and Slobodan Randjelovi膰 LGBTQ & HIV Project was founded in 1986 and renamed in 2021. Today, the ACLUbrings more LGBTQ rights cases and advocacy initiatives than any other national organization does. In fact, the ACLUhas been counsel in seven of the nine LGBTQ rights cases that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided 鈥 more than any other organization. With our reach into the courts and legislatures of every state, there is no other organization that can match our record of making progress both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion.

The 澳门六合开奖记录鈥檚 current priorities are to end discrimination, harassment and violence toward transgender people, to close gaps in our federal and state civil rights laws, to prevent protections against discrimination from being undermined by a license to discriminate, and to protect LGBTQ people in and from the criminal legal system.

Need help?

For non-LGBTQ issues, please contact your local ACLUaffiliate.

The ACLULesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project seeks to create a just society for all LGBTQ people regardless of race or income. Through litigation, lobbying, public education, and organizing, we work to build a country where our communities can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

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