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Teen Allegedly Forced to Wear 'Gaytard' Tag Files Complaint

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 26, 2014
An openly gay teen from Yankton, South Dakota, filed a discrimination complaint this week against the fast food restaurant where he worked, after officials allegedly forced him to wear a nametag that said "gayatard."

ACLU Wants to File Brief in Same-Sex Divorce Case

Thursday Sep 25, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union wants to file a brief in support of a woman who wants the state of Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.

ACLU: Wis. Gay Marriage Ban has No 'Legitimate Purpose'

By Todd Richmond | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
Wisconsin's gay marriage ban denies same-sex couples legal protections and serves no legitimate government purpose, the ACLU argued Monday in a brief asking a federal appeals court to preserve a ruling that struck down the prohibition.

ENDA Victim of Friendly Fire:: The ACLU & 6 LGBT Orgs Pull Support

By Bobby McGuire | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) hit an unexpected stumbling block Tuesday, when six national gay rights organizations led by the ACLU, citing objections to the bill’s religious exemption, publicly withdrew their support for the legislation.

3rd Lawsuit Challenges Alabama’s Gay Marriage Ban

By Phillip Rawls | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
In the latest challenge to Alabama’s ban on gay marriage, a lesbian couple is suing the state over recognition of their marriage, performed in Massachusetts.

Ruling on Pennsylvania Same-Sex Marriage Ban Expected Today

By EDGE | Tuesday May 20, 2014
A federal court’s ruling on same-sex marriage brought by the ACLU on behalf of 21 gay and lesbian couples in Pennsylvania is expected to be handed down today.

Executive Director of ACLU-Idaho Takes Post in WDC

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
The executive director of the ACLU of Idaho has been hired for the same post at the ACLU in Washington, D.C.

ACLU Sues Michigan, Wants Gay Marriages Recognized

By Ed White | Monday Apr 14, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a judge to force the state of Michigan to recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed in March.

North Carolina’s Marriage Ban Challenged in Federal Court

Thursday Apr 10, 2014
Later this year, three federal judges could strike down North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage. The ACLU is asking for swift action from the court due to the serious medical condition of the plaintiffs.

Suit Cites Urgency to Overturn NC Gay Marriage Ban

By Emery P. Dalesio | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a new legal assault on North Carolina’s constitutional ban on marriage for same-sex couples.