Derechos de LGBTQ

Igualdad de derechos, autonomía personal y libertad de expresión y asociación.

Triunfos en los tribunales, legislaturas y en el tribunal de la opinión pública

La lucha para alcanzar igualdad jurídica para las personas LGBTQ se basa en varios principios constitucionales fundamentales:

  • Igual protección garantizada por la Quinta y la Decimocuarta Enmienda
  • Libertad de expresión y asociación, incluyendo los derechos a establecer organizaciones sociales y políticas, socializar, producir obras de arte con temas LGBTQ y expresarse garantizados por la Primera Enmienda.

Desde 1936, la ACLU ha protegido los derechos de las personas LGBTQ. En la actualidad, la ACLU defiende más casos y trabaja en más iniciativas de promoción y defensa que cualquier otra organización nacional.

LGBTQ Rights

Gender Health in Foster Care (AB 2119)

Transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth are significantly overrepresented in California’s foster care system. Unfortunately, some personnel, caregivers, and providers harbor the same biases and... Read More

LGBTQ Rights

Dignity and Opportunity Act (SB 990)

Too often, LGBTQ people and others deemed vulnerable to assault in prison or jail are placed in segregated housing where they do not have access to the programming and work opportunities enjoyed by people in “general... Read More

LGBTQ Rights

Governor Signs Bill Modernizing California HIV Laws

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law landmark legislation to reform outdated laws that unfairly criminalized and stigmatized people living with HIV. Senate Bill (SB) 239 was authored by Sen. Scott... Read More

News

The ACLU remembers Barnes-Wallace v. City of San Diego and the fight against the Boy Scouts’ discrimination against LGBTQ families

By Edward Sifuentes Earlier this year, the Boys Scouts of America announced a significant step towards becoming more inclusive. It said in a statement on Jan. 30 that transgender children would finally be able to... Read More

News

Trans Rights Under Attack; California Fighting Back

by Amanda Goad, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Southern California 2017 has been a roller-coaster year for transgender rights in America. Even while the trans community endures an ongoing epidemic of violence as well as... Read More