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The Right to Equal Treatment: Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Religious faith can't be used as an excuse for bigotry by business owners who refuse to serve same-sex couples.

By the ACLU Staff
September 14, 2017

We Are Asking the Court to Put an Immediate Stop to the President’s Anti-Trans Military Ban

Military personnel who are transgender deserve better.

By Chase Strangio
September 14, 2017

The Right to Decide When to Vote: Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

Voting in the United States is not a "use it or lose it" right.

By the ACLU Staff
September 13, 2017

Warrantless Border Searches of Smartphones Are Skyrocketing. We’re Suing to Stop Them.

The border should not serve as a dragnet for law enforcement to pry into our personal and professional lives.

By Hugh Handeyside, Esha Bhandari
September 13, 2017

The Minneapolis Police Department Is Finally Sharing Data on Police Stops. Other Departments Should Follow.

Police freely sharing data about whom they stop is one step toward accountability and police reform.

By Jana Kooren
September 12, 2017

The Right to Be Free From Religious Intolerance: Trump v. IRAP

Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban was born out of malice toward an entire faith.

By the ACLU Staff
September 12, 2017

Toney Earl Jr.’s Incarceration Almost Stopped Him From Getting A Job. His Success Shows Why Businesses Need to Implement Fair Hiring Practices.

Hiring formerly incarcerated people is good for both families and businesses. It also strengthens communities.

By Megan French-Marcelin
September 12, 2017

Here’s How Communities and City Councils Can Reject Trump’s Militarization of Local Police

Local police departments do not need to become a combination of the U.S. Army and C.I.A.

By Kanya Bennett, Chad Marlow
September 11, 2017

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