Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Rights
The ACLU has been at the forefront of equal rights for LGBT individuals since the 1950’s focusing on five key issue areas:
- Schools & Youth
The ACLU of Kentucky has been an ally from the very beginning of the LGBT rights movement in KY, working towards a society in which all individuals enjoy the basic rights of equality, privacy and personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association. This means an America where people can live openly without discrimination; where there is respect for our identities, relationships and families; and where there’s fair treatment in employment, schools, housing, public places, health care and government programs.
Our relationships and roles within the local LGBT rights community have progressed alongside the LGBT rights movement itself. We were a notable partner during the 2004 anti-marriage amendment campaign and recently collaborated with other groups working on LGBT rights in Kentucky to form the Fairness Coalition.