Discrimination Against LGBT People
Religious freedom is a fundamental American value that we cherish and work hard to defend. However, as LGBT people gain greater equality under the law, we are seeing a troubling push to allow anyone, including businesses, to use their religious beliefs to discriminate.
The ACLU is at the forefront of making sure that businesses that are open to the public should be open to everyone on the same terms. We are therefore expanding the focus of Out4Freedom to include fighting anti-LGBT religious refusals bills as well as promoting non-discrimination. Nobody should be turned away from a business, refused service by government officials, or evicted from their home just because of who they are.
Congress Just Launched Its First Strike Against Women and LGBT People Under the Guise of Defending Religious Liberty.Blog Post - Washington MarkupApril 22, 2015
Joint Statement Opposing Efforts to Use Religion to Discriminate in Congress from Organizations Advocating for LGBT Rights, Reproductive Freedom, and Freedom of Religion and BeliefLetterApril 22, 2015
- Blog Post - Washington MarkupApril 14, 2015
- CaseFebruary 13, 2015
- Legal DocumentFebruary 13, 2015