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"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 — we released a report describing the enormous progress we have made in a little over six months. The "Don't Filter Me" campaign has been responsible for instituting major changes in school policy nationwide, and has influenced major web software filtering companies to change their products so that they do not block positive LGBT materials.
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.

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.

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…

The Best Person for the Job…Fired for Being Gay

By Joshua Block, LGBT Project at 2:46pm

Today, the ACLU and the ACLU of Mississippi filed suit on behalf of Andre Cooley, a correctional officer in the Forrest County Sheriff's Department in Mississippi, who was fired the day after his superiors discovered that he is gay.

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