The Trans Justice Campaign was formalized to support our growing number of trans organizers in states across the country and respond to the ongoing attacks on trans lives.
While we’ve struck down anti-LGBTQ adoption and foster care bans across the country, we’re now fighting against a license to discriminate in taxpayer-funded child welfare services.
This October, the Supreme Court will hear three cases that could roll back nondiscrimination protections in federal law. In addition to representing Aimee Stephens, the ACLU is counsel in the case of Don Zarda, who was fired for being gay. No matter what the court decides, we will need the Equality Act to close the gaps in our civil rights laws and ensure explicit and comprehensive legal protections.
Today, we must commit ourselves to a United States where trans and non-binary people can belong. We must not erode the wins of the past by allowing religion to be used as a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people. We must recognize that anti-trans rhetoric from politicians fuels violence against trans women.
For the ACLU, and for LGBTQ people throughout the United States: Pride is still protest.