Our goal: a Nebraska where LGBTQ+ people can live openly, where identities, relationships, and families are respected, and a state where fair treatment on the job, in schools, housing, public places, and health care do not depend on who you are or who you love. The ACLU believes that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identify is wrong and that it hurts us all.
The ACLU has a long history of supporting and defending the LGBTQ+ community - with historic wins around marriage rights at the U.S. Supreme Court and in states around the country. In Nebraska, the ACLU supported the state's first attempt to expand nondiscrimination protections through an ordinance in Lincoln in 1982 and filed our first marriage litigation case in 2003.
The ACLU's LGBTQ+ rights strategy is based on the belief that fighting for the society we want means not just persuading judges and government officials, but also working hard to change hearts and minds of our neighbors. ACLU of Nebraska developed the first of its kind video storytelling project called Transgender Voices to help more Nebraskans meet their transgender neighbors.
Around the country, the ACLU brings more LGBTQ+ cases and advocacy initiatives than any other national organization does. There is no other organization that can match our record of making progress both in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion.