Tag Archive | American Civil Liberties Union

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: 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: 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 […]

Utah: ACLU Disappointed At Stay Pending Appeal Of Equal Marriage Ruling

Utah: ACLU Disappointed At Stay Pending Appeal Of Equal Marriage Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted an emergency stay requested by Utah governor, Gary Herbert, in Evans v. Utah.  The district court had issued an injunction requiring Utah to immediately recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who were married between December 23, 2013 and January 6, 2014 when a court struck down Utah’s marriage ban as […]