Tag Archive | American Civil Liberties Union

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

The front line in the battle for transgender equality in the United States has moved to Ohio, where campaigners are leading a push for change, after Puerto Rico allowed people to alter their gender on birth certificates. Ohio, Kansas, and Tennessee are the only three US states that do not allow people to determine their […]

US: Half of Senate Opposes Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

US: Half of Senate Opposes Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Fifty members of the US Senate have sent a letter to the Dept of Defense opposing President Trump’s directive to ban transgender service members from serving in the military. That directive has been blocked by federal courts in four separate cases, including the American Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit, Stone v. Trump.

US: Supreme Court’s Cake Case To Be Decided On Tuesday

US: Supreme Court’s Cake Case To Be Decided On Tuesday

When conservative Christian baker Jack Phillips in 2012 […] told Colorado gay couple, David Mullins and Charlie Craig, he would not make them a cake to celebrate their wedding, it triggered a chain of events that will climax on Tuesday, in highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court arguments. Phillips contends the U.S. Constitution’s free speech guarantees […]

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: 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 […]