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Blog, LGBT Equality | September 11th, 2017

President Trump and Attorney General Sessions Want to Enshrine a Business Right to Discriminate Into the Constitution

By James Esseks, Director, LGBT & HIV Project   September 7, 2017 Can businesses put up a sign that says, “We Don’t Sell To Gays?” President Trump says yes. Today Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the Supreme Court in an amicus brief that businesses have a constitutional right to discriminate against lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. That means that business owners could put a sign in the window saying, “We Don’t Serve Gays,” even if a state or Congress.... | Read More

Criminal Justice, News | September 7th, 2017

ACLU Seeks Compensation for Colorado Man Who Spent 52 Days in Jail Waiting to See a Judge

09/07/17 DENVER – The ACLU of Colorado filed a lawsuit this morning against the Pueblo and Teller County Sheriff’s Offices on behalf of Michael Bailey, who was held in jail for 52 days on a years-old misdemeanor warrant awaiting his first appearance before a judge.    The lawsuit, which was filed this morning in federal district court, seeks compensatory and punitive damages. On Sept. 8, 2015, the Teller County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mr. Bailey on a four-year-old misdemeanor warrant.... | Read More

September 6th, 2017

Two events in Telluride

Join ACLU of Colorado in Telluride this weekend for a Know Your Rights Training and a discussion with our Executive Director. Civil Rights Work in the Age of Trump Featuring Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, Executive Director Alejandra Garza, Field Director Cash Bar w/ Appetizers Provided Saturday, September 9, 2017 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Baked in Telluride 127 South Fir Street, Telluride, CO 81435 Know Your Rights for the Immigrant community in Telluride Friday, September 8 6:00 - 8:00.... | Read More

Blog, Immigrants’ Rights | August 31st, 2017

ICE Is Abusing the ACLU’s Clients Because They are Fighting Trump’s Deportation Machine

By Rebecca Wallace, Sara Neel, & Arash Jahanian   AUGUST 31, 2017 | 3:15 PM It was an evening in late July when an ICE guard told France Anwar Elias and several other Iraqi men in immigration custody in Arizona that they were going to be released. France described the feeling as, “going from death back again to life.” The men broke out in tears and embraced one another. Many of them had been in immigration custody for months, unsure of the future and frightened for what could.... | Read More

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The ACLU of Colorado is committed to protecting children who are in the care of the Colorado Department of Youth Corrections (DYC) and to transforming the culture at DYC....

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The ACLU of Colorado believes that everyone has a right to receive appropriate healthcare and information. Everyday in Colorado, healthcare providers and hospitals deny....

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