The ACLU of New Hampshire works to create a Granite State free of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This means a New Hampshire where LGBTQ+ people can live openly, where our identities, relationships and families are respected, and where there is fair treatment on the job, in schools, housing, public places, health care, and government programs.
Since taking its first LGBT rights case in 1936, the nationwide ACLU has been involved in many high-profile legal challenges to discriminatory laws and policies that impact the LGBTQ+ community. We have seen recent legislative successes in New Hampshire, including in 2018 when comprehensive anti-discrimination protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people were enacted, and in 2020 when the option for a third gender marker (X) became available for state driver's licenses.
The ACLU’s LGBTQ+ rights strategy is based on the belief that fighting for the society we want means not just persuading judges and government officials, but ultimately making society safer for and more inclusive of LGBTQ+ people. To end discrimination, the ACLU seeks both to change the law and to convince Americans that sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination is wrong.