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 June 2021, the Supreme Court again ruled there is no constitutional license to discriminate. There court did say that Philadelphia violated the rights of a taxpayer-funded foster care program when it refused to renew a contract due to specific language in the contract. The agency, Catholic Social Services, sought a ruling that would have allowed taxpayer-funded agencies to turn away not just LGBTQ people but people who are Jewish, Muslim and Mormon as well.