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ACLU Lens: National Scrutiny of Single-Sex Programs Based on Stereotypes

ACLU Lens: National Scrutiny of Single-Sex Programs Based on Stereotypes

By Robyn Shepherd, ACLU at 1:55pm

This week, the Associated Press reported on our “Teach Kids, Not Stereotypes” campaign challenging unlawful single-sex education programs around the country.

"Honey, We Did It!" – Edie Windsor Says Thank You

"Honey, We Did It!" – Edie Windsor Says Thank You

By Robyn Shepherd, ACLU at 4:41pm

Yesterday, Edie Windsor visited the ACLU and NYCLU offices to address the media after her amazing victory in her challenge against the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. Edie filed a lawsuit with the help of the ACLU and the law firm Paul, Weiss,…

ACLU Lens: Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down DOMA

ACLU Lens: Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down DOMA

By Robyn Shepherd, ACLU at 12:15pm

A federal appeals court in Massachusetts ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it denies married same-sex couples the same federal benefits available to other married couples.

The case, Gill v. Office of Personnel…

ACLU Executive Director Featured in New HBO Documentary

ACLU Executive Director Featured in New HBO Documentary

By Robyn Shepherd, ACLU at 10:54am

Our own Anthony D. Romero joins notable names in entertainment, science, politics and sports who are profiled in The Latino List, a documentary and multimedia initiative presented by HBO. The documentary and accompanying book and photo exhibit…

Respecting Women's Decisions

By Robyn Shepherd, ACLU at 4:45pm

On Wednesday, a federal judge sensibly blocked a Nebraska law that not only would have placed unnecessary obstacles in front of women seeking abortions, but also demonstrated a profoundly patronizing view of women who decide that abortion is the…

Stopping Sexual Abuse in Prisons

By Robyn Shepherd, ACLU at 11:44am

This week the ACLU's National Prison Project and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Project submitted comments to Attorney General Eric Holder on proposed standards to eliminate the sexual abuse of inmates. While sexual abuse in prisons…

Mojave Cross: The Fight Goes On

By Robyn Shepherd, ACLU at 3:15pm

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in the case Salazar vs. Buono — concerning a cross in the Mojave National Preserve that has been designated as a national memorial — wasn’t quite what we were hoping for, but was also encouraging…

Pen Pals: The Attorney General and the Kentucky Senator

By Robyn Shepherd, ACLU at 12:52pm

As you know there has been a lot of politically-motivated criticism of the Obama administration for holding Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in federal custody. This week, Attorney General Eric Holder responded to that criticism with…

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