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Recent Activity

Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill

As Legislative Process Ends, Referendum Begins in Maryland

Issues: LGBT Rights

Maryland House of Delegates Passes Marriage Equality Bill

With Major Hurdle Cleared, Marriage Equality Supporters Prepare for Vote in Senate

Issues: LGBT Rights

VIDEO: Legendary Baltimore Family Featured in Marriage Equality Ad

The Marylanders for Marriage Equality coalition today announced that members of the prominent Murphy family of Baltimore are featured in the coalition’s 13th web ad calling for marriage equality in the Free State.

Issues: LGBT Rights

Federal Court Hearing in Preakness Video Recording Case

A hearing before the Federal District Court will take place on Monday, February 13 in Sharp v. BPD.

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology

2012 Legislative Priorities

Issues Include Marriage Equality, Criminal Justice Reform, Social Media Privacy

Issues: Education Reform Fair Housing Immigrants' Rights Free Speech LGBT Rights Privacy & Technology Safe and Free Education Funding School Facilities Student Achievement Racial Justice Disability Rights Police Practices Open Government Youth Rights Due Process Voting Rights and Elections Religious Liberty Prisoners' Rights Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice Women's Rights Reproductive Freedom School Climate

Civil Rights Groups File Amicus Brief

Counters Misinformation About Maryland’s "No Representation Without Population" Redistricting Law

Issues: Racial Justice Voting Rights and Elections

Maryland Increases Prison Population Nearly Two Percent

While U.S. saw first drop in prison population since 1972, Maryland's imprisoned population rises, facilities at 99% capacity

Issues: Racial Justice Prisoners' Rights Criminal Justice

City shelter denying women overflow beds

ACLU, Advocates for the Homeless Testify to Baltimore City Council About Lack of Beds for Women

Issues: Due Process Women's Rights

Civil Rights Groups Take Stand for Maryland’s “Prisoners of the Census” Redistricting Law

Issues: Racial Justice Voting Rights and Elections

Web-Filter Company Acts to Address ACLU Complaints of LGBT Censorship in Montgomery County

Issues: Free Speech LGBT Rights Privacy & Technology

Just-in-Time Victory for Bel Air High Drama Students Harford Officials Reverse Censorship of Gay Scene

Issues: Free Speech LGBT Rights Youth Rights

ACLU Blasts Bel Air High School Censorship of Gay Scene in “Almost, Maine”

Issues: Free Speech LGBT Rights Youth Rights

Lawyers for Homeless Persons, ACLU Decry Discriminatory Denial of Shelter Beds to Homeless Women

Issues: Due Process Women's Rights

Princess Anne Community to Come Together for Memorial, Discussion on the 78th Anniversary of George Armwood Lynching

Issues: Racial Justice Due Process Criminal Justice

ACLU Calls on Eastern Shore Town to Rescind Unconstitutional Candidate Law, Re-Run Illegal Election

Issues: Voting Rights and Elections

Governor O’Malley Kicks Off Video Campaign Supporting Marriage Equality

Issues: LGBT Rights

ACLU Sues Baltimore Police Over Man’s Wrongful Detention, Camera Seizure at Preakness

Issues: Free Speech Privacy & Technology Due Process Police Practices

Federal Appeals Court Orders Attorneys’ Fees For Important Civil Rights Case

Issues: Free Speech Voting Rights and Elections

Community Leaders Launch Broad Campaign to Promote Fully Renovated and Modernized City School Facilities

Issues: Education Reform School Facilities Youth Rights

ACLU Calls Proposed Hurlock Voter ID Law Unconstitutional, Discriminatory

Issues: Racial Justice Voting Rights and Elections