June 9, 2016 Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed suit today on behalf of a group that advocates for the legalization of marijuana that requested and was denied...
July 7 FILM & DISCUSSION: "Straight Outta Compton" Straight Outta Compton, 2015. Directed by F. Gary Gray. © Universal Pictures. Thursday, July 7 / 6 pm Indianapolis Museum of Art -...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mon., Feb. 29, 2016 Indianapolis – Today a federal judge awarded a preliminary injunction to Exodus Refugee Immigration in a case brought by the resettlement agency,...
June-Sept 2016 Jeffersonville Pride June 25: The Inaugural Jeffersonville Pride Festival , 12 p.m. Where: Big Four Station, Jeffersonville, IN...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJan. 27, 2016 Agreement with DOC marks fundamental, systemic change in the treatment of seriously mentally ill prisoners We fully anticipate this cooperation [with the...
June 27, 2016
Today the U.S. Supreme Court, in the most important case on abortion in more than 20 years, invalidated restrictions placed on abortions in Texas. The 5-3 decision* will have substantial impact on the obstacles that states are allowed to put in the path of a woman who has made the decision to end a pregnancy.
In Indiana, Hoosiers await a federal court ruling in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU on behalf Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky that challenges a new law set to take effect July 1. This law would impose a completely different set of onerous and unconstitutional prohibitions on the right to an abortion and exerts undue political influence into one of the most personal decisions a woman can make, whether and when to continue a pregnancy based upon what is best for herself and her family.
The work to protect a woman's ability to get an abortion if she needs one is far from over. In the past five years alone, politicians across the country have quietly passed more than 300 restrictions on access to abortion. It's long past time for politicians to stop interfering in a decision that should be between a woman, her family and her doctor.
June 22, 2016
The ACLU of Indiana invites energetic civil libertarians to run for election to the Board of Directors. If you are a member and have the time and commitment to be an active board participant, you can run for a seat in your region or an at-large seat. Terms are for three years beginning January 1, 2017.
The ACLU of Indiana actively seeks racial, ethnic, age, sexual orientation, gender and geographic diversity on the board, as well as diversity in professional skills and expertise.
June 25: The Inaugural Jeffersonville Pride Festival , 12 p.m.
Where: Big Four Station, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
July 22-23: Fort Wayne Pride, 7 p.m.
Where: Headwaters Park, 303 S Clinton St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Sept. 17: OUTFest - Greater Lafayette, 4 p.m. to midnight
Where: Downtown Lafayette, Indiana
June 9, 2016
Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed suit today on behalf of a group that advocates for the legalization of marijuana that requested and was denied permission to hold a rally on the grounds of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse in Lafayette. The lawsuit claims that government officials' denial of the group's request is a violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Indianapolis – A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit late yesterday sided with the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and several plaintiffs with disabilities who challenged a state agency's changes to Indiana's Medicaid Waiver programs, changes that limit the ability of Hoosiers to become active members of their communities and, ultimately, put them at risk of losing their independence and being institutionalized.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit: Facts in the case regarding treatment of people with disabilities "stick a knife in the state's argument"
The programs, which serve thousands of Hoosiers, offer services that enable people to live in their communities even though their disabling conditions would otherwise require that they be placed in an institution.
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Thurs., April 7, 2016
"The ACLU stands firmly against discrimination in all forms, but that isn't what this law is about," said Jane Henegar, ACLU of Indiana executive director. "Unnecessary restrictions, like those recently signed into law, demean women and threaten the quality of their health care. The ACLU of Indiana will continue to work to ensure that every woman can make the best decision for herself and her family about whether and when to continue a pregnancy without undue political interference."
Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky filed a lawsuit today against the Indiana State Department of Health, prosecutors of several counties and the state medical licensing board asking the Court to block enforcement of a new law that imposes unconstitutional restrictions on women seeking abortions and their health care providers. The ACLU of Indiana and PPINK claim the law violates due process and equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment as well as First Amendment rights of free speech.