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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- Blog Post - Speak FreelyJuly 27, 2017
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
- LetterAugust 10, 2017
- Legal DocumentApril 26, 2017
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyJune 26, 2017
- CaseJuly 21, 2017
- Legal DocumentSeptember 21, 2017
- News/Press ReleaseSeptember 20, 2017
- Blog Post - Speak FreelySeptember 14, 2017
- CaseSeptember 11, 2017
- Legal DocumentSeptember 8, 2017
Charlie Craig and David Mullins v. Masterpiece Cakeshop - Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, et al.Legal DocumentSeptember 8, 2017