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Everyone in America deserves equal treatment under the law regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression including the right to marry the partner of your choice. The ACLU works for equal rights and legal protections against discrimination and harassment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
President Trump is Threatening Trans Service Members with Discrimination.  If the military reverses its existing policies protecting trans service members, the ACLU is ready to act.
U.S. Supreme Court Sends LGBT Discrimination Case Back to WA State Supreme Court for Review
Parent sues employer for denying coverage to transgender son
Washington's largest health network sued for refusing to provide care to transgender man

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
In America, we all have a right to our religious beliefs, but this does not give us the right to use our beliefs to discriminate against other people or impose our beliefs upon them.  
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Monday, November 23, 2015
A private health plan has agreed to cover medically necessary health care for transgender people. Action came after a Seattle man represented by the ACLU challenged the plan’s denial of coverage for routine laboratory tests. (Client Anthony Bopp pictured)
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Friday, September 4, 2015
The ACLU is proud to cosponsor The Intiman Theatre’s production of The Children’s Hour, an historic play that helped establish the ACLU’s reputation for defending art and literature from censorship and marked the ACLU’s first involvement in LGBT issues.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
On July 7, the ACLU of Washington joined a broad range of community organizations to co-sponsor a forum on “The Continuing Fight for LGBTQ Equality – What Lies Ahead” at Town Hall Seattle.  The event featured a panel to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision guaranteeing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples and a second panel on the remaining, ongoing efforts to achieve full LGBTQ equality in Washington
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Friday, June 26, 2015
"Today’s ruling is a victory for freedom, equality, and love."
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
We are proud to announce the latest version of our transgender “Know Your Rights” guide, The Rights of Transgender People in Washington State.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
A Benton County Superior Court judge today ruled that a florist in Richland, WA violated the state’s anti-discrimination law when she denied service to a gay couple for their wedding. Photo by Julie Saraceno/Missy Moo Studio. 
News Release, Published: 
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Oral argument was held on an ACLU-WA lawsuit filed by a gay couple who were denied service by a florist because of their sexual orientation. Religious beliefs do not give any of us a right to ignore the law or to harm others because of who they are. When gay people go to a business, they should be treated like anyone else. 
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Friday, June 27, 2014
The ACLU of Washington applauds WA Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler for his recent action supporting the rights of transgender people. Kreidler wrote to health insurance companies on Wednesday to make clear that it is illegal to discriminate against transgender policyholders under state and federal law.

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