Our goal: a Nebraska where LGBT 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 LGBT 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 LGBT 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 LGBT 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.
What You Need To Know
- Over 60,000An estimated 60,000 Nebraskans are LGBT.
- 24%Less than 24% of Nebraska workers live in a community that protects them from workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
- 20%20% of same-sex couples in Nebraska are raising children.