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Church, State and LGBT Rights: ACLU's Daniel Mach Appears on In The Life

By Robyn Shepherd, ACLU at 2:19pm
This month's installment of the documentary television program In the Life features our own Daniel Mach of the Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief. Each month, In the Life highlights an issue of importance to the LGBT community. Dan was asked to appear to speak about the theme of this month's episode, "Democracy or Theocracy?" explaining how the role of religion in government affects the gay community.

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…

Victory in Haywood! Anti-Gay, Proselytizing Principal Resigns Hours After Public Outcry.

By Robyn Shepherd, ACLU at 11:34am

The Jackson Sun reports that Dorothy Bond has resigned as the principal of Haywood High School in Haywood, Tennessee, after reports surfaced that she said gay students are “not on God’s path” and threatened to expel them if they…

ACLU Lens: White House Affirms Contraception Coverage for Millions of Women

ACLU Lens: White House Affirms Contraception Coverage for Millions of Women

By Robyn Shepherd, ACLU at 1:32pm

Last week, the Obama administration stood for reproductive rights and refused to broaden exemptions to a rule that requires employers to provide health insurance for contraception.

ACLU Lens: Addressing Sexual Assault in the Military

ACLU Lens: Addressing Sexual Assault in the Military

By Robyn Shepherd, ACLU at 2:11pm

Today, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made it clear that reducing assault and providing adequate care to victims would be a top priority.

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…

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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