The Constitution’s guarantee of equality “must at the very least mean that a bare congressional desire to harm a politically unpopular group cannot” justify disparate treatment of that group."

- Justice Anthony Kennedy, majority opinion United States v. Windsor (2013)


The ACLU works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

The ACLU has protected LGBTQ rights since 1936 and will continue to be a strong advocate for this community. Today, the ACLU brings more LGBTQ cases and advocacy initiatives than any other national organization does. With our reach into the courts and legislatures of every state, there is no other organization that can match our record of making progress both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion.

Recent LGBTQ equality news in Georgia

The Atlanta Council unanimously signed a resolution to adopt LGBT Equality Day on June 26 in perpetuity recognizing the trilogy of U.S. Supreme Court cases that have expanded LGBT rights were all decided on June 26 in each of their respective years:




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