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Virginia’s Bathroom Case to Have Broad Implications

BLOG: Neither Gavin, nor any other transgender student, should be humiliated by having his identity disrespected and undermined every time he has to use the restroom at school. read more »

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 »

ACLU-VA Joins with Coalition to Fight Blatantly Discriminatory SB40

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

Gavin Grimm Statement Regarding School Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

GAVIN GRIMM: "I am fighting this fight because no kid should have to think so hard about performing a basic and private function of being alive." read more »

Anti-LGBT Laws Would Dial Back Progress in Public Schools

GUEST BLOG: These bills will affect the ability of public schools to attract employees and families, and will also impact colleges and universities in bringing in professors and students. read more »

Most Anti-LGBT Legislative Session in Virginia History Part of National Trend

BLOG: Legislators across the country seem to be competing for who can win the title of most anti-LGBT. read more »

Advocating for Virginia’s Public School Students

IN THE NEWS: The ACLU of Virginia recently sent the following letters to school divisions regarding important rights issues affecting students. read more »

Sexism, Subjugation & Sweatpants: The Day I Said ‘No More’

GUEST BLOG: My school is promoting rape culture without even realizing it, pushing it on harmless girls as young as 14. This philosophy grows dangerous in a country where one in four women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. (Updated Oct. 14, 2015 with the ACLU of Virginia's letter to the Chesterfield County School Board.) read more »

Executions at any Cost

BLOG: Virginia is nearing its first execution in three years. On Oct. 1, the Commonwealth is scheduled to execute Alfredo Prieto. If the execution of Mr. Prieto goes ahead as scheduled, the Commonwealth will show that the machinery of death trumps government transparency, accountability, and the U.S. Constitution. read more »

One Big Step Forward for Women in Virginia!

BLOG: Just a few days ago, Sept. 15, marked the four-year anniversary of when the Virginia Board of Health approved the most onerous, medically unnecessary Targeted Restrictions of Abortion Providers (TRAP) in the nation. On Thursday, Sept. 17, we celebrated one big step forward in the effort to rescind those restrictions. read more »

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