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This Week in Civil Liberties (4/27/2012)

This Week in Civil Liberties (4/27/2012)

By Rekha Arulanantham, ACLU at 5:23pm
What law threatens the Occupy movement’s and other activists’ right to protest?
Senator Franken Releases New "Making It Better" Video

Senator Franken Releases New "Making It Better" Video

By Ian S. Thompson, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:50pm

Sen. Al Franken's new video supports passage of the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which would protect LGBT students from discrimination and harassment in public schools.

ACLU Writes to UNESCO on Homophobia in U.S. Schools

By Ian S. Thompson, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:27pm

Late last week, the ACLU wrote to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the problem of homophobic discrimination and harassment in U.S. public schools. In addition, we offered a model federal legislative…

San Francisco Giants Tell LGBT Youth: "It Gets Better"

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 1:27pm

Yesterday, World Series champions the San Francisco Giants became the first professional sports team to contribute to the "It Gets Better" video project.

Protecting LGBT Students Is a No-Brainer

By Chris Hampton, ACLU LGBT Project at 3:09pm

With so much recent news coverage on suicides of LGBT youth, those of us who work on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender safe schools issues have a lot on our plate. We're trying to figure out how best to respond to the needs of LGBT youth,…

Giving 'Em Hope: The It Gets Better Project

By Ian S. Thompson, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 3:10pm

September was a hard month for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, especially for some of its youngest and most vulnerable members.

In Greensburg, Indiana, 15-year-old Billy Lucas was found by his mother in the family's…

Historic Support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act

Historic Support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act

By Ian S. Thompson, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 2:42pm

On Tuesday, Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) signed on as a co-sponsor to the Student Non-Discrimination Act. What’s the big deal you might be asking, particularly on a bill that already has the support of more than 160 House members?

What…

Making It Better in the Big Leagues

By Ian S. Thompson, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:35pm

Many people may have been too preoccupied with holiday travel and tasty food to notice, but last week Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Players’ Association reached a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA), which ensures that…

New Study Shows GSAs Boost Health, Education

By Anna Ziering, LGBT Project at 10:53am

Want to help youth sustain their mental health, stay in school, and go to college? According to a new study by the Family Acceptance Project, you can do all of those things by starting a Gay-Straight Alliance at your high school! And here at the…

Making It Better in the NFL

By Ian S. Thompson, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:44pm

And here football fans thought, at least from our perspective, that one of the most important things the new NFL collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between team owners and players did was end the lockout and remove the ominous cloud of a possible…

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