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February 08, 2016

Some Virginia Lawmakers Flunk High School Civics

BLOG: Why do so many state lawmakers need a lesson in Civics 101? They seem to be ready to use any tactic, no matter how far-fetched, to punish Planned Parenthood for providing legal abortion services to women. read more »

February 05, 2016

ACLU-VA Supports Decriminalizing Free Speech

NEWS RELEASE: Profane language remains protected by the First Amendment because it reflects personal viewpoints. read more »

February 05, 2016

ACLU-VA Opposes Denying Government Contracts Based on Speech

POSITION: It is unconstitutional to deny government contracts based on speech because that action amounts to an attempt to suppress free speech. read more »

February 04, 2016

ACLU-VA on GOP Voter Pledge: “Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right”

NEWS RELEASE: If there is an affirmation requirement, it must be equally applicable to all voters regardless of when they vote (early or late in the process). read more »

February 04, 2016

An Undeniable Truth: All Virginians are Created Equal

GUEST BLOG: The onslaught of proposals to enshrine anti-gay bias in our laws is a reaction to this simple truth and highlights the darkness that grips some Virginians. read more »

February 01, 2016

Gender isn’t What is in Your Pants. It’s What’s Between Your Ears.

GUEST BLOG: Going to school every day is an act of courage by my daughter. There, she is required to use a separate bathroom, off of a closet. read more »

January 31, 2016

ACLU-VA Joins with Coalition to Fight Blatantly Discriminatory SB40

COALITION LETTER: SB 40 gives court clerks carte blanche to discriminate. read more »

January 29, 2016

ACLU-VA Urges Governor to Stop Solitary Confinement

NEWS RELEASE: Virginia must be a leader and take prompt and effective action, immediately, to limit and abolish the use of solitary confinement read more »

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