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Lifting the Voices of Housing Voucher Holders

ACLU of Maryland and national partners launch new Housing Mobility website, featuring the voices of families benefiting from the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program.

Issues: Fair Housing Racial Justice Youth Rights

Marking a marriage equality milestone

Judge Murdock's early, visionary role in the struggle for marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

Issues: LGBT Rights

Not My Boss’s Business: Rally at the Supreme Court

The ACLU of Maryland joined coalition partners, and thousands of people, at the Supreme Court for a "Rally for Birth Control" on March 25.

Issues: Women's Rights Reproductive Freedom

Crownsville: A piece of Maryland history that shouldn't be forgotten

During the 20th century, Crownsville State Hospital was an underfunded, overcrowded, state-run mental hospital where African-American patients lived in inhumane conditions, experienced mistreatment, and were subjected to experimentation without their informed consent.

Issues: Racial Justice Disability Rights

Why are your tax dollars subsidizing religious schools?

Tell your legislators that public dollars should be used to support public schools.

Issues: Education Reform Religious Liberty

Maryland top of the class in movement to end zero-tolerance school discipline

State is the first in the nation to enact policy changes following the announcement of new federal discipline guidelines around racial disproportionality and suspensions.

Issues: Education Reform Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Juvenile Justice

Justin Bieber? What about all the other immigrants detained & deported for lesser charges?

Why local Bieber fans should support the Maryland Trust Act

Issues: Immigrants' Rights Racial Justice Police Practices Due Process

Take a Stand! Demand Affordable Housing for All!

Since the housing collapse in 2008, families are now struggling to find affordable housing in Maryland.

Issues: Fair Housing

Your right to protest in Baltimore City just got a lot easier!

In a lawsuit challenging Baltimore City’s rules governing free speech activities in City parks, the ACLU of Maryland has landed another victory at protecting your rights.

Issues: Free Speech Police Practices


As revelations about NSA’s spying program continues, join the ACLU to take the next step in demanding a full investigation of these unconstitutional practices.

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology