The U.S. Constitution guarantees equal protection under the law. As such, every person deserves the same legal rights and protections, no matter their sexual orientation. The ACLU of Minnesota works to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender* individuals both in the text of the law and in practice.

The basic rights guaranteed to you by the U.S. and Minnesota Constitutions not only include the freedoms of speech and assembly but also the right to marry a consenting partner of your choice, to raise a family, and to be free from unfair discrimination.

To learn more about your rights after the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, please visit the national ACLU's After DOMA page. To learn more about the Minnesota Freedom to Marry Law, visit our FAQ section listed above.

The ACLU of Minnesota has played an integral role in protecting LGBT rights in Minnesota for 40+ years. Read more about the cases we have taken below.

Legal Cases