LGBT Rights


The ACLU of Maryland is dedicated to making our state a place where LGBT people can live openly, where their identities, relationships and families are respected and where there is fair treatment on the job and in schools, housing, public places, health care, and government programs. The ACLU filed a lawsuit seeking marriage licenses for same-sex couples in Maryland, and ever since we have strongly advocated in the courts, in the legislature, and in communities for the freedom to marry. 


Recent Activity - Legal cases

LGBT censorship of Bel Air High School play

Legal case, November 2, 2011

The ACLU of Maryland urged Harford County Public School officials to allow a play to be staged as written and not censor a scene that features an LGBT storyline.


LGBT web filtering in Montgomery County

Legal case, October 24, 2011

The ACLU of Maryland advocated that the iBoss web filtering software being used by Montgomery County government unblock a filter falsely labeling LGBT websites as pornography.