Blog of Rights

The Mayor Doesn't Like It: Standing Up for Religious Freedom

February 27, 2015
When injustice doesn’t impact us directly, it can be easy to say “what’s the harm? It’s not a big deal.” It’s a much different experience when you’re the one left out, facing discrimination, or...

Why Did This Doctor Refuse to Care for a Baby?

February 26, 2015
Moms Jami and Krista Contreras of Oak Park, MI brought their 6 day-old newborn into a Roseville pediatric practice for a wellness checkup. The couple was turned away. Why? They’re lesbians. After...

#ThrowbackThursday: The High Cost of Water

February 26, 2015
With a history of civil liberties stretching back almost a century, the ACLU has got plenty of amazing cases for #TBT. Every Thursday, we'll be sharing updates on cases pulled from our archives of...

Democracy Watch: Detroit Public Schools Six Years On

February 25, 2015
In a recent night when temperatures hovered near zero, Aliya Moore and her two school-aged daughters bundled up for the 20-minute drive from their home in northwest Detroit to the Frederick Douglass...

Natural Life: A Look at Michigan’s Juvenile Lifers

February 23, 2015
Barbara Hernandez was only 16 years old when she was tried as an adult and convicted of murder after her abusive boyfriend killed a man. Barbara entered prison as a teenager more than two decades...

#ThrowbackThursday: Being Poor Isn't a Crime

February 19, 2015
Fighting Judgment: Being Poor isn't a Crime May 30, 2014 When the rights of one group are threatened by government intrusion, all our rights are in peril.  Freedom in America is, and always has...


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