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Our Military Shouldn’t Turn Its Back on Servicewomen Who Need an Abortion

How the U.S. military restricts servicewomen from accessing abortion on military bases is a discriminatory scandal.

By Ellen Haring
April 28, 2016

Congress Should Ignore the Latest Attempt to Write Discrimination Into Law

Rep. Steve Russell will offer an amendment to the NDAA that could undo antidiscrimination protections.

By Ian Thompson
April 27, 2016

The House Takes a Big Step Toward Protecting Privacy in the Digital Age

The Email Privacy Act unanimously passed the House by a 419-0 vote. Next up is the Senate.

By Nathaniel J. Turner
April 27, 2016

The Day We Hate More Than Tax Day

On Equal Pay Day, the ACLU and its allies are fighting in our nation’s capital and in the states to end the gender wage gap.

By Vania Leveille, Lenora M. Lapidus
April 12, 2016

4 Problems With Creating a ‘Commission on Encryption’

No matter how well-intentioned, the proposed commission may empower the forces trying to compromise our digital security.

By Neema Singh Guliani
March 9, 2016

What the Federal Government Must Do for Trans Students

The Education Department should publish comprehensive guidance on how Title IX protects transgender students at school.

By Ian Thompson
March 7, 2016

How Targeting One iPhone Weakens Them All

The case may become an opening for bad policies that bend technology companies to the will of the FBI.

By Neema Singh Guliani
February 22, 2016

Here’s How President Obama Can Cement His LGBT Legacy

The Obama administration should treat LGBT discrimination as sex discrimination. Why? Because it is.

By Ian S. Thompson
February 22, 2016

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