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Everyone in America deserves equal treatment under the law regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression including the right to marry the partner of your choice. The ACLU works for equal rights and legal protections against discrimination and harassment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
U.S. Supreme Court Sends LGBT Discrimination Case Back to WA State Supreme Court for Review
Parent sues employer for denying coverage to transgender son

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News Release, Published: 
Friday, June 4, 2021
The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter today to Alaska Airlines telling the airline to stop enforcing a uniform policy that requires flight attendants to conform to a rigid set of “male” and “female” dress and grooming standards.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Disability Rights Washington (DRW); the ACLU of Washington; Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP; and MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless sued the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) on behalf of a group of people who are currently and formerly incarcerated.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Swedish Health Services has agreed to take steps to facilitate access for transgender patients to necessary and life-saving healthcare services.

The Rights of Transgender People in Washington State

Document, Published: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
This brochure is designed to help transgender persons understand their legal rights in Washington State. It answers many common questions about practical legal issues encountered by transgender individuals.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019
The Washington State Supreme Court reaffirmed its ruling in favor of couple refused service for being gay.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Exception would expose businesses to lawsuits from customers and employees
Published: 
Friday, February 8, 2019
The legislative process isn’t just about laws; It’s about people. This is why we need you, our ACLU-WA members and supporters, to join us in advancing our 2019 legislative agenda.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The ACLU of Washington and PeaceHealth, a Catholic healthcare organization, have reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU-WA, Enstad v. PeaceHealth regarding coverage of transgender services determined to be medically necessary.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, June 25, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court today vacated and remanded the Washington State Supreme Court’s decision in Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington, a case involving a same-sex couple turned away from a flower shop because of their sexual orientation.

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