Update on Same-Sex Marriage: All Eyes on April 28

Update on Same-Sex Marriage: All Eyes on April 28

The American Civil Liberties Union on February 27 announced the filing of a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on two cases that challenge Kentucky state laws, one barring same-sex couples from...

ACLU of Indiana Statement on the Passage of RFRA

ACLU of Indiana Statement on the Passage of RFRA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThurs., March 26, 2015 American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana Executive Director Jane Henegar said today: "The timing of this legislation is all important to understanding...

ACLU Sues NSA to Stop Mass Internet Spying

ACLU Sues NSA to Stop Mass Internet Spying

Wikimedia, Rutherford Institute, Amnesty Among 9 Plaintiffs March 10, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: 212-549-2666, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript...

ACLU of Indiana Testimony on

ACLU of Indiana Testimony on "Religious Freedom" Bills

SB 101 and SB 568 – Indiana's "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" (RFRA)Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee, February 9, 2015 Jane Henegar, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of...

Let's cut our prison population in half

Let's cut our prison population in half

For the last four decades, this country has relentlessly expanded our criminal justice system, needlessly throwing away too many lives and trillions of taxpayer dollars. Our nation's addiction to...

  • Update on Same-Sex Marriage: All Eyes on April 28

  • ACLU of Indiana Statement on the Passage of RFRA

  • ACLU Sues NSA to Stop Mass Internet Spying

  • ACLU of Indiana Testimony on "Religious Freedom" Bills

  • Let's cut our prison population in half

Upcoming Community Events

Apr

2

IU Southeast Civil Liberties Union Spring Forum, New Albany


Join the ACLU of Indiana and Indiana University Southeast Civil Liberties Union (IUSCLU) for the annual Spring Forum in New Albany. Katie Blair, ACLU of Indiana Director of Advocacy will present "Know Your Rights When Encountering the Police." More details coming soon!

When and Where:
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Indiana University Southeast
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, Indiana 47150
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Latest News

Greendale Women Sue for Access to “Men-Only” Pete Rose Event

UPDATE
Thurs., March 26, 2015

Today the ACLU of Indiana filed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal in Christina Osborn and Jessica Hillyer v. Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation, a case filed just two days ago.

ACLU of Indiana Staff Attorney Kelly Eskew made this comment about the case:

"We are thrilled that Lawrenceburg High School Athletics has recognized that it's unconstitutional to exclude women from a school-sponsored event. Opening up the Sports Social to include women was the right thing to do."

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ACLU of Indiana Statement on the Passage of RFRA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thurs., March 26, 2015

American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana Executive Director Jane Henegar said today:

"The timing of this legislation is all important to understanding its intent: the bill was introduced as a backlash reaction to achieving marriage equality for same-sex couples in Indiana," said Jane Henegar, ACLU of Indiana executive director. "We are deeply disappointed that the governor and state lawmakers have been tone-deaf to the cries of legions of Hoosiers--including businesses, convention leaders, faith communities and more than 10,000 people who signed petitions against the bill--who say they don't want this harmful legislation to impair the reputation of our state and harm our ability to attract the best and brightest to Indiana."

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Statehouse Rally for Freedom, Monday March 16

On Monday, March 16th, Freedom Indiana and the ACLU of Indiana will take the campaign to defeat the so-called "religious freedom" bill, or RFRA, to the Indiana Statehouse.

If RFRA passes, it would grant any individual or any business the right to use their religious beliefs to ignore any law they choose. It would do irreversible harm to Indiana businesses and to our state economy. In addition, it would tell thousands of LGBT Hoosiers that they just aren't welcome in their home state.

We invite all our supporters to join us— IN RED —to show lawmakers the overwhelming number of Hoosiers who oppose this harmful bill, which would grant individuals and businesses a "license to discriminate" against LGBT Hoosiers under the guise of religious beliefs. We'll gather at the Statehouse on Monday, March 16 at 8:30 a.m. Click here to RSVP now!

Also, if you know you can't make it, it's critical that you contact your legislators before Monday. Take a minute now to call them using our simple, easy click to call tool. Just click here to get started.