LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections
We believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people should be able to participate fully in American life free from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity on the job; in housing; when shopping or getting services at restaurants, hotels, and other public places; and when accessing government programs and services. While there is widespread public support for making discrimination against LGBT people illegal, only a minority of states have laws that specifically protect LGBT people. The ACLU aims to change that. For information about religion-based discrimination against LGBT people, visit our issue page.
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For non-LGBT issues, please contact your local ACLU affiliate.
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyFebruary 26, 2018
- VideoFebruary 7, 2018
- CaseFebruary 7, 2018
A California Judge Allows a Baker to Discriminate Against a Lesbian Couple Who Wanted a Wedding CakeBlog Post - Speak FreelyFebruary 7, 2018
- Legal DocumentJanuary 8, 2018
- Legal DocumentDecember 15, 2017
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyJune 26, 2017
- OtherNovember 21, 2016
Matthew Shepard Was Brutally Murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998. Last Night, the City Passed the First LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance in the State.Blog Post - Speak FreelyMay 14, 2015
- Blog Post - Speak FreelySeptember 14, 2017
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyOctober 24, 2017
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyJuly 27, 2017