SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples Means Same-Sex Marriage is Here to Stay!

SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples Means Same-Sex Marriage is Here to Stay!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, June 26, 2015 Indianapolis – Today in a landmark ruling the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex couples' freedom to marry in all 50...

UPDATE: ACLU Sues NSA and Wins!

UPDATE: ACLU Sues NSA and Wins!

May 7, 2015 NEW YORK – In a landmark decision, a federal appeals court unanimously ruled today that the NSA's phone-records surveillance program is unlawful. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals...

Woman Detained at Airport Tells Her Story

Woman Detained at Airport Tells Her Story

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 4, 2015 Indiana University professor says armed federal officers' invasion of her privacy a "complete assault on my freedom as an individual, citizen, author and...

In Memory of ICLU Founder Irving Fink

In Memory of ICLU Founder Irving Fink

In Memory of Irving Fink April 7, 2015 In the fall of 1953, a group of interested people, among them respected lawyers, doctors and university Photo: Indiana Historical Society, American Civil...

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...

FAQ: Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)

FAQ: Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)

April 8, 2015 FAQ: Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Download a PDF of this FAQ What transpired to pass and then amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in...

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...

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  • Let's cut our prison population in half

  • FAQ: Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)

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Latest News

State Law Banning Sex Offenders from Religious Worship Violates RFRA and the U.S. Constitution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2015

"The law, which is broadly drawn, is not the least restrictive means of furthering the government's interest here,"said Ken Falk, ACLU of Indiana legal director.

Indianapolis – A state law that went into effect on July 1 that results in banning some sex offenders from attending religious worship violates both the state's newly enacted Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, claim two men who filed suit against county officials yesterday.

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SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples Means Same-Sex Marriage is Here to Stay!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 26, 2015

Indianapolis – Today in a landmark ruling the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex couples' freedom to marry in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. The 5-4 majority, hailed an historic win by the American Civil Liberties Union, was written by Justice Kennedy and reversed a decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and held that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right that must be allowed and recognized nationwide.

"This is a marvelous day for the Constitution, for Indiana, and for marriage," said ACLU of Indiana legal director Ken Falk. "The Supreme Court has recognized what we have experienced in Indiana for a year – the fundamental right of marriage includes all loving couples, whether opposite-sex or same-sex. The institution of marriage is of supreme importance in our society, and allowing same-sex couples to enter into it will do nothing but strengthen the institution and society itself."

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ACLU of Indiana Sues Official for Drug Testing People Seeking Assistance

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Friday, June 12, 2015

"The Constitution prohibits this type of suspicionless search and seizure," said Ken Falk, ACLU of Indiana legal director.

Indianapolis – A disabled, indigent Posey County woman has sued a local official who denied her access to necessary financial assistance because she could not take a drug test required by the official to submit an application for assistance, claiming the drug testing requirement violates the United States Constitution.

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