VICTORY! Federal Judge Blocks State’s Anti-Abortion Measure

VICTORY! Federal Judge Blocks State’s Anti-Abortion Measure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thurs., June 30, 2016 "The United States Supreme Court has stated in categorical terms that a state may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to...

Black Lives Matter: Take Action Today

Black Lives Matter: Take Action Today

July 7, 2016 The deaths of Black men and women at the hands of police are grim reminders that race and inequality pervade every aspect of American life in a way that limits the lives of Black...

Happy Constitution Day!

Happy Constitution Day!

Sept. 16, 2016 Constitution Day recognizes the anniversary of the signing of the document that unites us as a people. It is the Constitution's birthday, but today 1,000 lucky people on Monument...

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

Sept 28 2016      Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read and calls attention to the wealth of creative expression that is stifled when books can...

ACLU of Indiana Files Lawsuit for Mother in Wheelchair Excluded from Christmas Program

ACLU of Indiana Files Lawsuit for Mother in Wheelchair Excluded from Christmas Program

Sept. 15, 2016 Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed suit today under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act on behalf of a woman who for the...

  • VICTORY! Federal Judge Blocks State’s Anti-Abortion Measure

  • Black Lives Matter: Take Action Today

  • Happy Constitution Day!

  • Banned Books Week

  • ACLU of Indiana Files Lawsuit for Mother in Wheelchair Excluded from Christmas Program

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ACLU of Indiana Sues City of Lawrenceburg for Discrimination against People with Disabilities

Sept. 27, 2016

Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed suit against the City of Lawrenceburg, Ind. today on behalf of an organization that assists people with disabilities, saying the city has engaged in "intentional discrimination" by preventing the organization from building a supported living home for people with disabilities. The lawsuit claims that the city violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, in addition to Indiana law and several federal statutes that protect people with disabilities.

ACLU of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk said, "The Constitution, federal law and Indiana law are clear that this obvious discrimination against people with intellectual an developmental disabilities is prohibited."

The case was filed on behalf of New Horizons Rehabilitation, Inc., which serves the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the southeast Indiana counties of Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland. The organization provides a variety of services to its clients, including job training and community-based employment, day services and individualized home and respite care and supports in five homes it already operates. In 2013, New Horizons was donated property in Lawrenceburg with the understanding that a home for individuals with disabilities would be built on the site.

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Happy Constitution Day!

Sept. 16, 2016

Constitution Day recognizes the anniversary of the signing of the document that unites us as a people.

It is the Constitution's birthday, but today 1,000 lucky people on Monument Circle in Indianapolis received a present: a pocket Constitution they can keep on-hand for quick access to our rights and shared values.

Every year the ACLU celebrates Constitution Day. Every day it is our job to hold government accountable to the promises of the Constitution. We have defended Constitutional rights countless times, for almost 100 years, including on behalf of the following organizations that joined us today and the individuals they serve: Exodus Refugee Immigration Inc., Freedom Indiana, Greater Indianapolis NAACP, Immigrant Welcome Center, Muslim Alliance of Indiana, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council.

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ACLU of Indiana Files Lawsuit for Mother in Wheelchair Excluded from Christmas Program

Sept. 15, 2016

Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed suit today under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act on behalf of a woman who for the past two years was excluded from attending her child's Christmas program because the venue did not accommodate her wheelchair.

"People with disabilities are not second-class citizens and governmental entities may not have programs that exclude them," said Ken Falk, ACLU of Indiana Legal Director.

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ACLU of Indiana Will Give Away 1,000 Pocket U.S. Constitutions on Monument Circle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 12, 2016

Indianapolis– The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana will join several community partners to distribute 1,000 pocket-sized U.S. Constitutions to the public and hold a voter registration drive on Constitution Day, Friday, Sept. 16 from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m.

"The ACLU's role is to protect the rights of everyone, and we are thrilled that more people than ever are expressing an interest in their constitutional rights and the rights of their neighbors, said ACLU of Indiana Executive Director Jane Henegar.

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ACLU, Planned Parenthood Challenge New Ultrasound Requirements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2016

Indianapolis – New ultrasound requirements passed into law on July 1 are being challenged today in a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, national ACLU and national Planned Parenthood on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. The new restrictions, for which there is no medical justification, create an undue burden on a woman's right to obtain an abortion protected by the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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