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News Release, Published: 
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.
Published: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
In a series of tweets this morning, President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced a cruel and dangerous reversal in policy on transgender individuals serving in the military. If the military reverses its existing policies protecting trans service members in response to the president’s tweets, the ACLU is ready to act.
Published: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
For the second year in a row, a ballot initiative aimed at rolling back non-discrimination protections for our transgender friends and neighbors in Washington has failed.

Equal Access Act

Document, Published: 
Friday, May 5, 2017
Many schools allow students to form clubs, like a drama club or a debate club. Under the law, schools cannot discriminate against student clubs, like Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) for example, simply because they disagree with the message or purpose of a club. This document provides information about the federal Equal Access Act and protections for student clubs.
Published: 
Monday, April 10, 2017
In a unanimous decision in Re: the Marriage of Black, the state Supreme Court affirmed there’s no place for LGBT bigotry in court-approved parenting plans. The Supreme Court in its decision agreed with arguments made by Rachelle’s attorneys, the ACLU-WA as friend of the court, and other organizations. The Court ruled that the trial court discriminated against Rachelle for her sexual orientation and impermissibly favored her husband’s religion—which disapproves of same-sex relationships— when it approved the parenting plan.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017
The Washington Supreme Court today unanimously found that a Richland florist violated the state’s anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws when she refused to sell flowers to a gay couple for their wedding.
News Release, Published: 
Saturday, November 12, 2016
On Nov. 15 at Bellevue College, the WA Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case in which the lower court ruled a florist violated the state’s anti-discrimination law when she refused to sell flowers to a gay couple for their wedding. The ACLU is representing the couple.
Published: 
Friday, November 11, 2016
The core purpose of the public accommodation laws, as the state’s Supreme Court should affirm, is to preserve and protect the essential human dignity of all members of our diverse society. These laws benefit all of us — people of all races, faiths, national origins and sexual orientations.
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Though Washington state has required hospitals to post on their websites the services they offer, many have failed to provide clear information. So, the ACLU-WA and allies have launched the ClearHealth Washington site to fill the information gap.
Published: 
Friday, June 17, 2016
The ACLU has long advocated for the legal rights of transgender individuals, as part of our core commitment to equality for all people.

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