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Your Voting Rights Checklist

Are you ready to cast your ballot? Use this great tool from the ACLU of Maryland Election Protection Campaign and find out!

Issues: Voting Rights and Elections

Maryland is on the verge of history

With only 100 days left until Election Day, join us for the Marylanders for Marriage Equality Day of Action!

Issues: LGBT Rights


Request your Automatic License Plate Reader data from state and local police

Issues: Privacy & Technology Police Practices Open Government

You Have the Right to Record Police Actions

DOJ affirms what the ACLU has been saying for years: citizens have a Constitutional right to record police officers publicly performing their official duties

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Police Practices

Bi-Partisan Criminal Reform Efforts Take Root in Maryland

While there may be gridlock in Congress, bipartisanship can still be found in many states, including Maryland. Two weeks ago, Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Earned Compliance Credit and Reinvestment Act of 2012 (HB 670/SB 691) into law.

Issues: Racial Justice Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice

Maryland Passes Nation's First Social Media Privacy Protection Bill

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law the first bill in the nation prohibiting employers from requiring or requesting employees or job applicants to disclose their user names or passwords or any other means of accessing personal internet sites as a condition of employment.

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology

ACLU thrilled by historic House vote for marriage equality bill

With major hurdle cleared, marriage equality supporters prepare for vote in Senate

Issues: LGBT Rights

The Murphy family for Marylanders for Marriage Equality

Legendary Baltimore Family Featured in Web Ad for Marriage Equality

Issues: LGBT Rights

Welcome to our new website!

We are proud to announce the ACLU of Maryland's new website. Please look around and let us know what you think.

Issues: Free Speech