Tie The Knot is excited to partner with the ACLU LGBT Project as part of it's #GiveOUT campaign: 5 weeks of giving to support LGBTQ rights. All profits raised via the sale of our bow ties between December 11 and December 17 will be donated to the ACLU LGBT Project.
The ACLU LGBT Project works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association. The ACLU brings more lGBT court cases than any other organization - at the state and federal level. The ACLU LGBT Project will continue to fight to secure and protect LGBTQ rights under a Trump administration:
- In 2017, the ACLU will go to the Supreme Court to argue on behalf of Gavin Grimm, a 17 year old transgender boy from Virginia who was barred by his school board from using the boy’s restroom at school. The case is one of the first cases on transgender rights to make it to the Supreme Court and has the potential to affirm the fundamental rights of transgender people across the country.
- The ACLU is prepared to fight in states across the country if there are any repeat of the efforts in North Carolina last year, where the discriminatory HB2 law was passed that stripped away anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and barred transgender people from using the restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. The ACLU’s lawsuit against the state of North Carolina challenging HB2 is scheduled to go to trial in May 2017.
- Ensuring that transgender people have access to gender-affirming health care continues to be a priority for the ACLU. They will continue to pursue opportunities to expand access, including through state courts, as was recently done in Minnesota where an ACLU lawsuit on behalf of a transgender man resulted in a court ruling that Minnesota’s Medicaid program must provide reimbursements for transgender patients seeking gender-affirming health care.