Tag Archive | ACLU

ACLU: After Seven Years In Custody, Chelsea Manning Is Finally Free

ACLU: After Seven Years In Custody, Chelsea Manning Is Finally Free

“Chelsea Manning almost died on our watch. She suffered at the hands of our government, and the toll of her incarceration nearly killed her. But she survived. Through long stretches of solitary confinement, the systemic denial of health care, relentless abuse, and a lifetime of consequences, she will have a chance to live” writes Chase […]

ACLU Video: A Boy Named Gavin

ACLU Video: A Boy Named Gavin

TIME just named Gavin Grimm one of the 100 most influential people in the world. This is where his fight for trans rights began. On November 11, 2014, fifteen-year-old Gavin, a transgender boy, was forced to stand before his community, with a basic request to recognize his humanity. Even under the cruellest of circumstances, though, […]

US: Case Against Rights Of Minnesota Trans Teen Dropped

US: Case Against Rights Of Minnesota Trans Teen Dropped

An organization that filed a federal lawsuit last year, to bar transgender students from using locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, today announced that they have voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Minnesota, had intervened in the case on behalf of a transgender girl, identified as Jane […]

US: ACLU Defends Rights Of Transgender Students In Pennsylvania

US: ACLU Defends Rights Of Transgender Students In Pennsylvania

In the US, The American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Pennsylvania, have filed a legal motion to defend the Boyertown Area School District’s practice of allowing students to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity. The motion to intervene in the case was submitted in a federal lawsuit that is seeking […]

US: ACLU Urges Georgia Senate Remove Anti-LGBT Language From Adoption Bill

US: ACLU Urges Georgia Senate Remove Anti-LGBT Language From Adoption Bill

The ACLU of Georgia has called on members of the Georgia Senate to remove language inserted into House Bill 159 last week that would allow state-funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT Georgians. “It’s a sad day when a bill that was supposed to be about helping foster kids gets turned into a vehicle for state-sanctioned […]

US: Cast of Hit-Show Transparent Tells Trans Students They’re Not Alone

US: Cast of Hit-Show Transparent Tells Trans Students They’re Not Alone

The cast and crew of the award-winning Amazon series ‘Transparent’ has released a Public Service Announcement urging support for Gavin Grimm, a transgender high school student whose lawsuit against his school board over its refusal to allow him to use the boys’ restroom helped bring the fight for transgender rights to the national stage in […]

US Supreme Court Sends Transgender Gavin Grimm Case Back To Appeals Court

US Supreme Court Sends Transgender Gavin Grimm Case Back To Appeals Court

The Supreme Court in the US has announced that it is sending a landmark transgender rights case back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, to be reconsidered in light of the Departments of Justice and Education rescinding of a Title IX guidance clarifying protections for transgender students. The action, in the case of high […]