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

Celebrate Pride Month by Improving California Laws

By Amanda Goad June is Pride month, a month to celebrate the strength and activism of LGBTQ people. Communities across California honor the spirit of Pride every year with parades, marches, and other events. But as... Read More

Legislative

California, Say Her Name

By Novella Coleman As stories of state violence against Black men and boys occupy many of the calls for police reform, countless stories of Black women and girls subjected to excessive force and police misconduct... 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SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law landmark legislation to reform outdated laws that unfairly criminalized and stigmatized people living with HIV.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