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LGBTQ Students Face Unfair School Discipline, Pushing Many Out of School PDF Print E-mail
Jun 29, 2016 at 07:56 PM

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students face high rates of school discipline, including detention, suspension and expulsion from school, according to a report released today by GLSEN, the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students.

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ACLU Comment on Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Signing Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bill into Law PDF Print E-mail
Mar 26, 2015 at 08:09 PM

Gov. Mike Pence today signed a bill into law that would allow anyone to use their religious beliefs to claim that they have a right to refuse to follow anti-discrimination protections and other laws.

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ACLU Files Federal Discrimination Complaint against Va. School Board for Bathroom Policy PDF Print E-mail
Dec 19, 2014 at 01:28 PM
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Virginia filed an administrative complaint with the Department of Justice and Department of Education against Gloucester County Public Schools (GCPS) for adopting a bathroom policy that segregates transgender students from using the same restrooms and locker rooms as their peers.Write Comment (0 comments)
In Harsh Criticism, Attorney General Eric Holder Slams Boy Scouts’ Discriminatory Ban on Gay Scout Leaders PDF Print E-mail
Jun 10, 2014 at 08:37 PM

Tonight Attorney General Eric Holder will harshly condemn a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from serving as Scout Leaders.  While the group’s National Council recently voted to end a longstanding ban on gay youth in Scouting, it left in place a policy that bars gay and lesbian adults, including Scouts who reach the age of 18 and parents of Scouts, from participating.

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Statement on Passage and Signing of Uganda's 'Anti-Homosexuality Bill' PDF Print E-mail
Mar 02, 2014 at 07:25 PM

In response to President Museveni's signing of Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Bill," GetEQUAL -- a national grassroots social justice organization focused on winning full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Americans -- issued the following statement.

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Growing momentum against "license to discriminate bill" in Mississippi PDF Print E-mail
Mar 02, 2014 at 07:09 PM

Following Senate passage of SB 2681 in Mississippi, a State House committee began consideration of the so-called "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" on Wednesday.  The measure would give businesses a license to discriminate against customers based on their personal religious beliefs.

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NOM’s Brown Traveled to Russia to Support Bill That Would Deny Adoption to “Abnormal” Gay Parents PDF Print E-mail
Oct 06, 2013 at 07:05 PM

As a growing chorus of condemnation mounts against a bevy of new anti-LGBT legislation in Russia, today it emerged that National Organization for Marriage (NOM) president Brian Brown traveled to Moscow earlier this year in support of a bill – now law – that bans the adoption of Russian children by gay couples, unmarried couples and single people in countries where same-sex marriage is legal.

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Openly Gay Olympic Figure Skater Johnny Weir Urges No Olympic Boycott PDF Print E-mail
Jul 25, 2013 at 08:43 PM

Two-time Olympic figure skating competitor, openly gay Johnny Weir urged in his weekly column today that there be no boycott of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next February to protest the recent escalation of Russian anti-gay measures.

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