News & Cases About LGBT Rights

Have you read your Summer CONNECTION, yet?

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Stay updated on important legislation and other news from ACLU of Delaware.

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Guest blog: Life at Vaughn Prison as a Black Transwoman

Kamilla London describes life in prison as a black transwoman and the pressing need for reform.

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The Rights of Transgender Students in Delaware

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Delaware’s transgender students have rights, too.

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ACLU-DE Attorneys represent transgender prisoner on civil rights violations

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11/21/16 Update: some progress has been made.

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Case Docket: A Roundup of Our Recent Legal Work

Voting Rights Because of deficient election procedures in the Town of Slaughter Beach, people entitled to vote were prevented from doing so in the town’s recent election. After the state Elections Commissioner agreed but stated the law wasn’t broken, we negotiated a charter amendment and ordinance changing the town’s election procedures, eliminating several practical barriers […]

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ACLU-DE Fights for Name Change for Transgendered Inmate

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DOC banned the change because the inmate doesn’t have a “sincerely-held religious belief” necessitating a name change.

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ACLU-DE Urges Cape Henlopen Board to Rescind Book Removal

UPDATE (July 25, 2014): The board responded by abolishing the list altogether, thereby enabling students to meet the summer reading requirement by reading anything, regardless of its value.   CONTACT: Richard Morse, Legal Director—302-654-5326 x103, [email protected] Wilmington, DE (July 23, 2014) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware today urged the Cape Henlopen Board […]

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Edie Windsor’s DOMA Win and Marriage Equality in DE

I was so proud to be a member of the ACLU family on June 26th when the US Supreme Court struck down section three of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and declared that the federal government cannot discriminate against married lesbian and gay couples for the purposes of determining federal benefits and protections. “DOMA […]

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What’s New in Delaware’s Legislature?

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The second session of the General Assembly will convene in January. Here are your crib notes to the state of active pieces of legislation that will affect your civil liberties.

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SCOTUS Declares Core Section of the “Defense of Marriage Act” Unconstitutional

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The federal government cannot discriminate against married lesbian and gay couples for the purposes of determining federal benefits and protections.

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