We did it!

From 0 states in 1970 when the ACLU filed the first marriage-equality lawsuit, to our Supreme Court victory for all 50 states on June 26!

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How Massachusetts saved the freedom to marry

Supporters of equality defended the Commonwealth’s one-of-a-kind marriage breakthrough for four precarious years.

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Defending modern-day civil rights heroes

A new civil rights movement is emerging: In the streets and online, ordinary people are rising up to confront injustice and demand equal protection.

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Fix our broken public records law

Journalists, concerned citizens, and others with a need—and right—to know how our government is working can’t get that information. Our public records law leaves us all in the dark.

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Know Your Rights

Knowledge is power. Download our Know Your Rights resources so you can have your rights at your fingertips.

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ACLUm Projects

The ACLU of Massachusetts, with over 20,000 supporters across the Commonwealth, is a state affiliate of the national ACLU. We defend the principles enshrined in the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights as well as the U.S. Constitution.

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