ACLU has been fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people since 1936, when it brought its first gay rights case. Our goal is an America where LGBT people can live openly, with their identities, relationships and families respected.
Despite advances made in recent years, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people continue to face discrimination in all areas of life. So far, the United States Supreme Court has not granted heightened protection as a class to LGBT persons. No federal laws specifically prevent a person from being fired from a job based on sexual orientation. LGBT people often face discrimination in domestic court disputes, including divorce, adoption and child custody battles
ACLU-TN’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Resource Sheet provides information on LGBT issues like adoption and parenting rights, employment and housing discrimination, sexual harassment, gender and birth certificates, marriage, and more.