We believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) 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, similar to current laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, and other personal characteristics, only a minority of states have laws that specifically protect LGBT people.  

If you feel you’ve been discriminated against on the basis of your sexual orientation or gender identity, we may be able to help.  You can click here to fill out our confidential online form.  For non-LGBT issues, please contact your local ACLU affiliate.

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