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The Continuing Fight for LGBTQ Equality: What Lies Ahead

Date: July 7, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Town Hall (1119 8th Ave., Seattle)
Join ACLU of Washington for this community meeting to discuss the recent Supreme Court's ruling making it legal for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states. ACLU-WA board member and cooperating attorney Hank Balson along with representatives from LGBT advocacy organizations will look at the ruling and answer questions from the audience. Read More »
Anthony Bopp

Insurer Agrees to Cover Transgender Health Services

Nov 23, 2015
A private health plan has agreed to cover medically necessary health care for transgender people. Action came after a Seattle man represented by the ACLU challenged the plan’s denial of coverage for routine laboratory tests. (Client Anthony Bopp pictured) Read More »

Fighting Censorship of The Children’s Hour Set the Stage for the ACLU

The ACLU is proud to cosponsor The Intiman Theatre’s production of The Children’s Hour, an historic play that helped establish the ACLU’s reputation for defending art and literature from censorship and marked the ACLU’s first involvement in LGBT issues. Read More »

Gender Odyssey Conference

Date: August 19, 2015 - 9:00am - August 23, 2015 - 4:30pm
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, discussion groups, social events and entertainment, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community Read More »
Celebrating National Victory at 2015 Seattle Pride Parade

Continuing the Fight for LGBTQ Equality

On July 7, the ACLU of Washington joined a broad range of community organizations to co-sponsor a forum on “The Continuing Fight for LGBTQ Equality – What Lies Ahead” at Town Hall Seattle.  The event featured a panel to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision guaranteeing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples and a second panel on the remaining, ongoing efforts to achieve full LGBTQ equality in Washington Read More »
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March with the ACLU-WA at Pride Statewide!

Date: June 13, 2015 - 9:00am - July 25, 2015 - 5:00pm
Location: All Across the State! 
For decades the ACLU-WA has fought for equal treatment for all people in America under the law, regardless of sexual orientation and gender expression.  We invite ACLU supporters to join us in marching for LGBT rights at Pride events. Read More »

Updated: A Guide to the Rights of Transgender People in Washington State

We are proud to announce the latest version of our transgender “Know Your Rights” guide, The Rights of Transgender People in Washington State. Read More »

Court Rules Florist Discriminated Against Gay Couple by Refusing to Sell Flowers for Their Wedding

Feb 18, 2015
A Benton County Superior Court judge today ruled that a florist in Richland, WA violated the state’s anti-discrimination law when she denied service to a gay couple for their wedding. Photo by Julie Saraceno/Missy Moo Studio.  Read More »