American Civil Liberties Union

American Civil Liberties Union

Lambda Legal and 75 Orgs Urge HHS Not to Grant SC License to Discriminate

Faith and Religion National
South Carolina had requested the waiver on behalf of Miracle Hill Ministries, one of the state’s largest foster agencies that explicitly rejects non-Protestant and LGBT potential foster and adoptive families and people seeking to mentor children in its care. ...
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Patchwork of Employment Protections Leaves LGBT Employees at Risk

National
A new brief from the Movement Advancement Project, the ACLU and Lambda Legal examines the existing federal, state and local laws and court rulings that offer protections to LGBT workers. ...
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District Court Urged to Permanently Block Discriminatory Transgender Military Ban

Politics
Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, together with the State of Washington, will appear Tuesday before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to urge the court ...
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Kentucky Judge Who Refused to Handle Gay and Lesbian Adoption Cases Officially Resigns

Adoptions from the Heart/Facebook
National
Nance, by his own admission, was “biased” against same-sex partners. The judge believed (and assumedly continues to believe) that letting a “practicing homosexual” adopt could never (“under no circumstance”) be in a child’s best interests. ...
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Court Orders U.S. Military to Immediately Halt Ban of Transgender Troops

National
A federal court in Seattle Monday ordered an immediate halt to the Trump Administration’s discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. ...
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California Legislature Passes ‘Bill of Rights’ for LGBTQ Seniors in Long-Term Care

Politics
The California Legislature Wednesday approved a bill that would create a “bill of rights” for LGBTQ seniors in long-term care. ...
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ACLU and Lambda Legal Oppose Latest HB2 Repeal Proposal

Angela Gilmore and Joaquin Carcaño
National
House Bill 186, would repeal H.B. 2, but replace it with policies restricting local authority and continue to allow discrimination against LGBT North Carolinians. ...
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Amid Chaos, Trump Administration Rescinds Title IX Protections for Transgender Students

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National
The Department of Education and Department of Justice have rescinded the guidance issued by the Obama administration on accommodating transgender and gender nonconforming students under Title IX. ...
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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Repeal H.B. 2, Expand LGBT Protections

Angela Gilmore and Joaquin Carcaño
Politics
North Carolina sends a purposeful message that LGBT people are second-class citizens who are undeserving of the privacy, respect, and protections afforded others in the state. ...
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Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Advised Trump on Selecting VP Mike Pence

Sessions endorses Trump in February (John Bazemore/AP)
Politics
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next U.S. Attorney General and his nomination is being publicly contested. ...
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