Tag Archive | ACLU

US: Supreme Court Hears Cake Case Arguments That Will Impact Anti-Discrimination Law

US: Supreme Court Hears Cake Case Arguments That Will Impact Anti-Discrimination Law

The American Civil Liberties Union appeared before the Supreme Court on Tuesday (5th December) in oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that will have a widespread impact on the future of anti-discrimination protection in the United States. The case centres on Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a gay couple […]

Second US Judge Halts Trump Ban On Transgender Troops

Second US Judge Halts Trump Ban On Transgender Troops

(Reuters) – A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounted to unconstitutional discrimination. U.S. District Judge, Marvin Garbis, in Baltimore, ruled that the ban lacked justification and “cannot possibly constitute a legitimate governmental interest.” His ruling followed […]

US: ACLU File Brief That Public Businesses Cannot Discriminate Against Customers Based On Who They Are

US: ACLU File Brief That Public Businesses Cannot Discriminate Against Customers Based On Who They Are

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a brief last Monday (23rd) in the US Supreme Court, in a case where a Colorado bakery refused service to a same-sex couple seeking a cake for their wedding reception. The case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, will be heard at the Supreme Court on […]

US: ACLU Statement On Bill Against Trump’s Transgender Ban

US: ACLU Statement On Bill Against Trump’s Transgender Ban

The US Senate introduced a bipartisan bill on September 15th that would protect transgender service members by preventing the Department of Defense from removing currently-serving members of the armed forces based solely on their gender identity. The bill would block President Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. The legislation was introduced by […]

US: ACLU Seeks Immediate Halt To Trump’s Transgender Ban

US: ACLU Seeks Immediate Halt To Trump’s Transgender Ban

The American Civil Liberties Union, and the law firm Covington & Burling LLP, yesterday asked a judge to immediately halt the Trump administration’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military, while their lawsuit challenging the ban moves through the court system. The motion for preliminary injunction was filed on behalf of the ACLU […]

US: Rhode Island Dept of Ed petitioned to adopt statewide trans protections

US: Rhode Island Dept of Ed petitioned to adopt statewide trans protections

Citing the unique discrimination faced by transgender and gender non-conforming students and the failure of many Rhode Island (RI) school districts to have policies in place tackling the issue, ten organizations – including the ACLU of Rhode Island, the RI State Council of Churches, and the RI Commission for Human Rights – have formally petitioned […]

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 […]