Our impact in the courtroom has generated:

  • Legal victories in the areas of religious freedom, LGBTQ rights, and immigrants' rights
  • 9 active and pending impact litigation cases
  • 171 open records requests and demand letters, reaching every county in Georgia
  • 232 investigations
  • 17,960 pro bono hours
  • 3,219 requests for legal assistance over the past year
  • Our work is accomplished with the help of:
    • 62 law clerks from our nation's top law schools
    • 86 cooperating attorneys from local, national, and international law firms, our national office and partner organizations
    • 41 volunteers, interns, and pro bono paralegals
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Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital

On April 10, 2017 the ACLU of Georgia and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act clearly prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  The brief, filed with the U.S.
April 11, 2017 LGBTQ Equality

Victory: Handy v. Fitzgerald

On April 19, 2017 the ACLU of Georgia filed a motion to dismiss its suit, after the Georgia Department of Public Health reversed course and issued a birth certificate to ACLU clients Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk with the name they designated for their daughter. 

March 23, 2017

In Re Feldhaus

In 2016, Rowan Feldhaus, a transgender student at Augusta University, was denied a petition for a legal name change by a trial court in Columbia County.  The same court later denied a name change petition from another transgender man, Andrew Baumert. 

January 20, 2017

Smith v. Wal-Mart

Smith, a Wal-Mart critic, created t-shirts and mugs with the word “Walocaust” on them. Wal-Mart asked Smith to cease creating these items and argued that it was a violation of its trademark right.

May 31, 2016 Free Speech

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