LGBT Rights

Friday, January 1, 2010

The ACLU has advocated on behalf of LGBT people for over 70 years and in 1986 founded the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project. The ACLU works for fairness and equality to affect change in the courts and legislatures, as well as in the court of public opinion.Today, the ACLU brings more LGBT cases and advocacy initiatives than any other national civil rights organization in order to create a society in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and people with HIV/AIDS enjoy the basic rights of equality, privacy and personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association. This means an America where people can live openly without discrimination; where there’s respect for our identities, relationships and families; and where there’s fair treatment in employment, schools, housing, public places, health care and government programs.

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