ACLU History: Forging the Path to Equality for LGBT People


'The Equal Protection Clause neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens,'
- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
in Lawrence v. Texas

The fight for LGBT rights is a central ACLU concern because the fight for LGBT rights is a core civil liberties issue. It's not about 'special rights'—it's about fundamental rights. It's about fairness and equality for all.

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