News Releases

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Thursday, October 5, 2017
The ACLU of Washington today filed a civil rights lawsuit against PeaceHealth, a Catholic healthcare organization, on behalf of Cheryl Enstad and her teenage son, Pax, for denying coverage under its health benefits plan for medically necessary surgery to Pax simply because of who he is. The suit says that PeaceHealth’s policy of refusing to cover medical care required by transgender people is discrimination and violates federal and state law.
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Thursday, October 5, 2017
The Supreme Court of Washington issued an opinion in Blomstrom, et al. v. Tripp that reaffirms the constitutional right to privacy enshrined in the Washington State Constitution.
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Thursday, September 7, 2017
Today the ACLU of Washington is asking the U.S. District Court in Seattle to issue a preliminary injunction to stop the City of Seattle and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) from taking and throwing away property owned by people living outside.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
“Today, in an act of cruelty, the government and President Trump went back on their word, threw the lives and futures of 800,000 Dreamers and their families into disarray, and injected chaos and uncertainty into thousands of workplaces and communities across America. There is no humane way to end DACA before having a permanent legislative fix in place.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
In a first for a case involving CIA torture, the American Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement today in the lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the agency’s brutal program.
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The Seattle City Council adopted legislation, the strongest in the nation, that will help bring transparency and accountability to the City’s acquisition of surveillance technology.
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Monday, August 7, 2017
A federal lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the CIA torture program cleared the final legal hurdle before a scheduled trial.
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Skagit Regional Health agrees to comply with Washington’s Reproductive Privacy Act
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Friday, July 28, 2017
The ACLU stands ready to defend against any and all attempts to roll back the rules that protect transgender Americans’ ability to serve in our military openly.
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Friday, June 30, 2017
President Trump’s so-called “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity” is a sham commission that uses false claims of voting fraud as a pretext for voter suppression.

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