Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

March for Marriage Equality

Join the ACLU of Nevada at Light the Way to Justice. The last week of March, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on two historic marriage equality cases, challenging California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. On Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m., we will march from the Reno City Plaza across from City Hall to the Reno Arch in support of marriage equality.

Marriage Equality Coming to Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV - Today eight same-sex couples will have their day in court at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to explain why marriage rights should extend to every loving couple in Nevada, and throughout the nation.

Know Your Rights: Nevada’s LGBT Community

The ACLU of Nevada's Executive Director, Tod Story, will participate in a panel discussion about the state and federal laws that protect Nevada's LGBT community. Do you know what your rights are?

Diversity Day

Diversity Day is a one-hour staged reenactment of combative public testimony adapted from the Missoula City Council hearing to add anti-discrimination protection for the LGBTQ community, a first in Montana history. Footage of the original April 12, 2010, hearing will screen silently as testimony is read. Author, playwright and filmmaker Gregory Hinton adapted the script from the actual Missoula City Council Journal of Proceedings. A discussion will follow the reading.

Co-sponsored by Out West and the ACLU of Nevada.

Campaign Launches to Win Marriage in Nevada

RENO AND LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Today, in an effort to remove discrimination from Nevada’s Constitution and win the freedom to marry for all couples in the state, ACLU of Nevada, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, the Human Rights Campaign, and Freedom to Marry launched a grassroots public education campaign called Freedom Nevada. The move is in anticipation of an expected 2016 ballot measure on marriage and comes as a high-profile court case on marriage is advancing rapidly through the judicial system.

Clark County Sex Education Advisory Committee is Accepting Applications

The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees is accepting applications from people interested in joining its Sex Education Advisory Committee. Southern Nevada students need people on the committee who believe in the importance of comprehensive and medically accurate sex education. 

Applications will be accepted through February 14, 2014. 

Students Win With Recent School Board Decisions in Lyon and Clark Counties

LAS VEGAS, NV - The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada praises the Clark County School District (CCSD) Trustees for voting at their December 12, 2013 meeting to postpone both the approval of its sex education operations manual and the approval of members to the Sex Education Advisory Committee.

“The decision to postpone these votes ensures that going forward, the process will be transparent and that members of the community are involved—as they should have been from the beginning,” said Tod Story, Executive Director of the ACLU of Nevada.

ACLU Launches “My Big Gay (Il)legal Wedding” Contest

LAS VEGAS, NV - Nevadans, and millions of other Americans, live in a state that denies them, their friends, and family members the basic freedom to marry the one they love. Same-sex couples in Nevada are prohibited from getting married by an amendment to Nevada’s Constitution, however the same couple can cross into neighboring California and get legally married. The American Civil Liberties Union has launched “My Big Gay (Il)legal Wedding,” a new campaign to call attention a patchwork of state laws that allows same-sex couples the freedom to marry in 16 states and the District of Columbia, but denies those same couples that freedom in the rest of the country.

Senate Passes Landmark Measure to Protect LGBT Workers

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada praises a United States Senate vote today, November 7, to pass the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The final vote was 64 to 32. Both of Nevada’s Senators, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) voted to pass ENDA.


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