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Everyone in America deserves equal treatment under the law regardless of sexual orientation, 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.
President Trump is Threatening Trans Service Members with Discrimination.  If the military reverses its existing policies protecting trans service members, the ACLU is ready to act.
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Parent sues employer for denying insurance coverage to transgender son
Victory!  Together, we defeated I-1552!  Discrimination has no place in Washington

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News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in December 2008 rejected the government's request to reconsider its ruling that reinstated a lawsuit challenging the dismissal of Major Margaret Witt, a decorated U.S. Air Force flight nurse, on grounds that she engaged in homosexual conduct. The case was remanded to the U.S. District Court in Tacoma, with a trial scheduled for September 13, 2010 on the issue of whether Major Witt's presence in her unit is harmful to unit cohesion.
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Trevor Gilmore, a senior at A.C. Davis High School in Yakima, has been selected to receive one of ten National ACLU Youth Activist Scholarship Awards. For his work in starting the first Gay-Straight Alliance in Yakima, he is receiving a $4,000 college scholarship as part of a national ACLU program that recognizes youth who do exemplary work for civil liberties.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
The City of Spokane adopted an ACLU-supported domestic partnership ordinance in April 2004.
News Release, Published: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
The Washington Supreme Court has granted a woman the opportunity to seek parental rights with a child she helped raise with her former partner.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, November 2, 2009
Damian Ball, a senior at Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup, has been selected to receive a Youth Activist Scholarship Award in recognition of his work for civil liberties. The $4,000 college scholarship is one of 14 awarded by the American Civil Liberties Union to high school students around the nation.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, November 2, 2009
The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) has the same free speech rights as other student clubs at Federal Way High School, thanks to action by the ACLU. In March school officials notified the GSA that a student government vote against the club will not be grounds for denying it equal access to school resources.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, November 2, 2009
Responding to problems faced by students in several schools, the American Civil Liberties Union is advising school officials statewide that their existing rules for student-organized clubs may discriminate against some student organizations. In a letter sent to school districts throughout Washington, the ACLU explained that federal law makes it clear that student clubs promoting tolerance for gay students are entitled to the same resources as other clubs.
News Release, Published: 
Monday, November 2, 2009
The American Civil Liberties Union today urged the Washington Court of Appeals to recognize the parental rights of a lesbian mother who has separated from the biological mother of her daughter.
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
The ACLU has sued the state to strike down laws that ban marriage between couples of the same sex.

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