Feb 20, 2024
Response to Death of Nex Benedict From Bridge v. Oklahoma State Board of Education Legal Team
OKLAHOMA CITY — In response to the death of 16-year-old Owasso High School student Nex Benedict following an assault in the school restroom, the American Civil Liberties Union, t...
Issue Areas: LGBTQ Rights
Feb 09, 2024
Judge Orders Evidentiary Hearing in Transgender Woman's Case Against NC Department of Adult Correction
Charlotte — A federal judge has issued a decision in Kanautica Zayre-Brown v. NC Department of Adult Correction (DAC) denying both the Defendants’ and the Plaintiff’s motions...
Feb 01, 2024
ACLU and ACLU of Georgia Support Lawmakers’ Letter Urging DOJ to Prioritize Fulton County Jail investigation
ATLANTA, GA— The ACLU of Georgia and ACLU today announced their support of a letter written by Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff and Rep. Nikema Williams, urging the Departmen...
Issue Areas: LGBTQ Rights
Jan 30, 2024
Appeals Court Sides With Idaho Families and Transgender Youth
SAN FRANCISCO – In a victory for families and transgender youth, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to stay a lower court’s preliminary injunction blocking enforcem...
Issue Areas: LGBTQ Rights
Court case: Poe v. Labrador
Jan 30, 2024
Transgender Youth Medical Care Ban Subject of Oral Argument in the Supreme Court of Texas
AUSTIN, Texas — Legal advocates representing transgender adolescents, their parents, and medical providers argued before the Texas Supreme Court today, asking the court to affirm...
Issue Areas: LGBTQ Rights
Court case: Loe v. Texas
Jan 26, 2024
ACLU Urges Federal Court to Block Florida Officials’ Unconstitutional Order to Deactivate Pro-Palestine Student Group
The ACLU, the ACLU of Florida and Palestine Legal represent the University of Florida chapter of the Students for Justice in Palestine in a lawsuit against state officials.
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