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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 that “as a high school counselor confronted by a sophomore student in crisis, questioning his sexual orientation, she would tell the student that it was not okay to be gay.” Augusta State University, where Ms. Keeton was enrolled, ultimately expelled her from the program after she indicated she would be unable to counsel without imposing her religious views on her clients.
Wildflower Inn "Assaulting" Vermont Law? Human Rights Group Thinks So.

Wildflower Inn "Assaulting" Vermont Law? Human Rights Group Thinks So.

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 6:07pm

The Vermont Human Rights Commission filed a brief in our case against the Wildflower Inn defending the constitutionality of that state's non-discrimination law.

"Don't Filter Me" at Six Months

"Don't Filter Me" at Six Months

By Chris Hampton, ACLU LGBT Project & Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 6:00pm

Last February, the ACLU LGBT Project launched the "Don't Filter Me" campaign to take on the problem of public schools censoring LGBT-friendly content on the web. Today — which just happens to also be Banned Websites Awareness Day…

Act Now: Tell Software Companies to Remove Anti-LGBT Web Filters From Schools

Act Now: Tell Software Companies to Remove Anti-LGBT Web Filters From Schools

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 4:31pm

Over the past few weeks we’ve been able to announce several victories in our Don’t Filter Me initiative to stop censorship of LGBT websites at public schools. Our largest success to date occurred earlier this month when Lightspeed …

Gay Corrections Officer Reinstated After ACLU Lawsuit in Mississippi

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 12:00pm

In December, we blogged about a lawsuit we filed on behalf of Andre Cooley, a corrections officer with the Forrest County Sheriff's Department in Mississippi who alleged that he was fired after his superiors learned he is gay. Yesterday, we announced…

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