Ban on Transgender Military Service Lifted
President Biden revoked President Trump’s ban on transgender people from serving in the military within a week of taking office. On day one the Biden administration also issued an executive order fully implementing the decision in Bostock in all areas of the federal government.
ACLU Launches “They The People” Campaign
The ACLU launches a campaign asking the Biden administration to issue an executive order to make it easier for trans and non-binary people to have accurate federal IDs. The ACLU’s campaign includes the ACLU’s largest-ever advertising campaign on transgender justice and largest ad campaign targeting the White House on an LGBTQ issue.
Naming of the Jon L. Stryker and Slobodan Randjelović LGBTQ & HIV Project
The ACLU’s work will continue for generations to come thanks to a generous contribution from Jon L. Stryker and Slobodan Randjelović. Located in the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Center for Liberty, the Stryker and Randjelović LGBTQ & HIV Project will continue the ACLU’s work for LGBTQ rights in courts and communities around the country.
Supreme Court Will Rule on Discrimination in Taxpayer-Funded Programs
In Spring 2021, the Supreme Court will decide if a taxpayer-funded foster care program in Philadelphia can turn away same-sex couples and others who do not meet their religious litmus test. The case could also make it possible for LGBTQ people and people who are Jewish, Muslim, or Mormon to be turned away from programs such as health care, education, and homeless shelters.