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Jul 28,2017

WASHINGTON — The Senate today rejected the Health Care Freedom Act, a bill to repeal key provisions of the Affordable Care Act and block patients from care at Planned Parenthood. Republican Senators Susan Collins, John McCain, and Lisa Murkowski joined Democrats in opposing the legislation.Faiz Shakir, national political director for the American Civil Liberties Union,... Read More

Jul 14,2017

By Edward SifuentesEarlier 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 join the nation’s largest and most widely recognized youth scouting organization.The move follows other important announcements by the Boy Scouts in recent... Read More

Jul 13,2017

SAN DIEGO — A contingent of more than 300 ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties members, staff, friends and family will proudly march in Saturday’s San Diego Pride Parade.Since the 1930s, the ACLU has been integrally involved in the fight for LGBTQ rights in San Diego in the areas of job discrimination, public accommodation, healthcare, parenting, marriage equality,... Read More

Jul 13,2017

Did you know that an estimated 8,300,000 Californians will experience physical assault, rape, or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetimes? While California has made significant strides to help make sure survivors aren’t afraid to come forward, the federal government’s plan to enlist local law enforcement in its mass deportation efforts is having chilling effects... Read More

Jul 07,2017

by Amanda Goad, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Southern California2017 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 attacks from the federal government and those of many states, trans activists and supportive legislators continue to secure important victories here in California... Read More