Chase Strangio

Chase Strangio is a staff attorney at the ACLU.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
With Three Tweets President Trump Cruelly Threatens Trans Service Members With Rank Discrimination
In a series of tweets this morning, President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced a cruel and dangerous reversal in policy on transgender individuals serving in the military. Claiming that "[o]ur military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory," Trump falsely suggested that...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Lawmakers in Texas Are Returning to the Capitol for More Anti-Trans Discrimination
In Texas, transgender young people and their families have become accustomed to sustained attacks on their basic humanity. Throughout the last legislative session, which concluded in May with most of the anti-trans bills failing to pass, trans Texans and their loved ones traveled to the capitol in...
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"When [Chelsea Manning] steps out of prison this week, she will walk into a different world than the one she left behind when she was arrested in 2010. And she will walk as a different person than she was seven years ago. Time, trauma, and survival have changed her and changed all of us." Views
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
After Seven Years in Custody, Chelsea Manning Will Soon Be Free
Chelsea Manning almost died on our watch. She suffered at the hands of our government, and the toll of her incarceration nearly killed her. But she survived. Through long stretches of solitary confinement, the systemic denial of health care, relentless abuse, and a lifetime of consequences, she...
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Don’t Be Fooled by North Carolina, There Is No Repeal of The Anti-Trans HB2, Only More Discrimination.
What do they say about déjà vu all over again? That is what seems to be happening in North Carolina where lawmakers are again rushing through a poorly thought-out, dangerous backroom deal under the guise of removing their hideous anti-LGBTQ law, HB2. But behind closed doors, in the middle of the...
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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Legislatures Gear Up to Target Transgender People. We Gear Up to Fight Back.
Across the country, before state legislative sessions have even convened, lawmakers are making clear that transgender people will again be the relentless targets of discriminatory legislation. Last year, lawmakers introduced more than 200 anti-LGBT bills in 34 states. At least 50 of those bills...
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Stop Talking About Men In Women’s Restrooms
There is hardly an hour that goes by at this point that we are not subjected to a mis-framing of the so-called debate over justice for transgender people. Of course, as I have said elsewhere , there is no debate here. Transgender people exist. We go to the bathroom. We need health care. And we face...
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Monday, March 28, 2016
The Fight Against North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Heads to Court
Apparently the most urgent need in the state of North Carolina involves stopping transgender people from using bathrooms. For North Carolina lawmakers, the urgency was so great that they felt compelled to call a special legislative session — costing taxpayers’ $42,000 a day — to pass the most...
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
'If I Were a Student in South Dakota, Chances Are I Would Not Survive Into Adulthood.'
Earlier today, ACLU attorney Chase Strangio wrote a note to South Dakota legislators , urging them not to sign SB 1008, which targets transgender students in South Dakota. They didn’t listen. Now it’s up to South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard to veto SB 1088 and make sure the government stops...
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Sunday, November 08, 2015
Houston, We Have a Problem
“No men in women’s bathrooms.” Those five words animated a campaign based in fear and deception that used anti-trans rhetoric to take down an equal rights ordinance in Houston, Texas, which protected 15 classes of people from discrimination. After this week's vote on Proposition 1, Houston’s Equal...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Why Is Chelsea Manning Prohibited From Having Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair Issue & The Senate Torture Report?
For Chelsea Manning the last five years have been a fight to survive. She has faced the death penalty and endured the brutal torture of solitary confinement in Kuwait and again while awaiting trial at Quantico in Virginia. She has come out as a trans woman and fought for her voice and her health...
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