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Photography Businesses Don’t Have a First Amendment Right to Discriminate

Photography Businesses Don’t Have a First Amendment Right to Discriminate

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 10:14am
Today the Supreme Court turned away a photography business's claim that it had a First Amendment right to break New Mexico public accommodations law and discriminate against gay customers.
Stripped of Recognition

Stripped of Recognition

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 2:12pm

Today, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against Utah to force the state to continue recognizing the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples who were legally married in the weeks after a federal court struck down Utah’s bans on allowing same-sex couples…

Banned Books Week 2013: Books about LGBT Families Remain Targets of Censorship

Banned Books Week 2013: Books about LGBT Families Remain Targets of Censorship

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 1:54pm

2013 has been a landmark year for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families. In June the Supreme Court struck down...

School Promises In Settlement To Stop Removing Library Books For 'Advocacy Of Homosexuality'

School Promises In Settlement To Stop Removing Library Books For 'Advocacy Of Homosexuality'

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 4:49pm

Last year, Davis School District in Utah removed a children’s book about a family with two moms...

Businesses Do Not Have a License to Discriminate

Businesses Do Not Have a License to Discriminate

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 4:24pm

Yesterday, the ACLU and the ACLU of New Mexico filed an amicus brief in Elane Photography, LLC v. Willock, an important antidiscrimination case pending before the New Mexico Supreme Court. Elane Photography is a wedding photography studio that advertises…

You Can’t Hide Families Behind The Desk: How Utah School Officials Are Violating The First Amendment In Library Book Case

You Can’t Hide Families Behind The Desk: How Utah School Officials Are Violating The First Amendment In Library Book Case

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 1:09pm

The ACLU LGBT Project and the ACLU of Utah filed a lawsuit earlier today challenging a decision by Davis School District in Davis County, Utah, to remove a children’s picture book about a family with two moms from all elementary school libraries…

Settlement In “No Gay Reception” Case Shows that Public Businesses Do Not Have a License to Discriminate

Settlement In “No Gay Reception” Case Shows that Public Businesses Do Not Have a License to Discriminate

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 2:25pm

Earlier today, the ACLU and the ACLU of Vermont announced a fantastic settlement that we obtained in Baker & Linsley v. Wildflower Inn.   We brought the case on behalf of a same-sex couple who were told they could not have their wedding…

Court Says No to Using Religion to Discriminate

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 12:45pm

Last Friday, a federal court of appeals issued an important decision, setting limits on the right to use religion to discriminate. The case concerned Jennifer Keeton, a student enrolled in a graduate school counseling program who told her faculty…

Camdenton High School Still "Blacklisting" Pro-LGBT Websites

Camdenton High School Still "Blacklisting" Pro-LGBT Websites

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 10:31am

Today, the ACLU will ask a federal judge to stop a Missouri school from censoring LGBT-supportive content on school library computers.

Gay Veterans Will Have Their Day in Court

Gay Veterans Will Have Their Day in Court

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 5:31pm

Thanks to a court ruling this week, the government will have to explain how cutting gay service members' separation pay in half served important governmental interests.

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