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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

Questions Congress Should Ask About Section 702

Congress should not even think of reauthorizing Section 702 of FISA until the intel community answers these questions.

By Neema Singh Guliani
February 4, 2016

LGBT Students Have a Right to Know What Schools Discriminate Against Them

The government should publish online which schools have requested religious exemptions from Title IX.

By Ian Thompson
January 26, 2016

What President Obama Can Do to Stop US Dragnet Surveillance Around the World

Before he leaves office, the president should reform a Reagan-era executive order that set the NSA loose around the world.

By Neema Singh Guliani
January 13, 2016

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