The ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation works in courts and communities across the state to protect civil rights and civil liberties. If you believe your constitutional rights have been violated, you can contact us for legal assistance here. Below is a list of some of our active and recent legal cases.

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LGBTQ Employment Protections

The ACLU is representing a former Teacher of the Year who was fired from his school in violation of federal law after announcing on Facebook that he was marrying his longtime same-sex partner.

January 11, 2017 LGBTQ Equality

Discriminatory School Dress Codes

The ACLU successfully represented three Brunswick County students in a legal challenge against a section of a K-8 public charter school’s dress code that requires female students to wear skirts to school and prohibits them from wearing pants or shorts.

March 1, 2016 Student Rights Women's Rights

Freedom to Marry

The ACLU and ACLU of North Carolina won a 2014 lawsuit on behalf of three married, same-sex couples seeking state recognition of their marriages.

April 9, 2014 LGBTQ Equality

Voting Rights

The ACLU, the ACLU of North Carolina, and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice successfully challenged North Carolina's voter suppression law that imposed a voter ID requirement and eliminated same-day registration, out-of-precinct voting, and a week of early voting.

August 12, 2013 Voting Rights

Religious Liberty

The ACLU successfully represented three Rowan County residents in a challenge to their county commissioners’ practice of opening meetings by coercing the public to join them in prayers that overwhelmingly advance beliefs specific to one religion.

March 13, 2013 Religious Liberty

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