Press Releases

  • 09.12.13

    ACLU Challenges Ohio Board of Education President’s Comments Labeling Toni Morrison Novel “Pornographic”

    ACLU Invites Board Members to Program Celebrating Banned Works of African American Authors

    CLEVELAND – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued a letter to Ohio Board of Education President Debe Terhar yesterday, challenging her remarks advocating the removal of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye from state teaching guidelines on the grounds that the novel is “pornographic.” The ACLU also invited Terhar and the other members of Read more…

    Free Speech
  • 09.10.13

    Big Marriage Push in Ohio

    The following press release was issued by the Why Marriage Matters Ohio Coalition on September 9, 2013 For additional information, please contact Elyzabeth Holford, Executive Director at Equality Ohio at 703-608-8010 CLEVELAND-OH— Why Marriage Matters Ohio, a marriage equality education campaign supporting the right for any loving, committed Ohio couple to marry, launched today. The Read more…

    LGBT Rights
  • 09.04.13

    Ohio Officials Must Conduct Full Investigation into Suicide of Ariel Castro

    ACLU Urges Officials to Assess Prison Mental Health Treatment

    CLEVELAND – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following statement in response to the suicide of Ariel Castro while incarcerated in an Ohio prison. “The death of any individual while in state custody must be taken very seriously and fully investigated. As horrifying as Mr. Castro’s crimes may be, the state has Read more…

    Criminal Justice, Prisoners' Rights
  • 08.26.13

    ACLU Calls on DeWine to Shut Down Premature Launch of Facial Recognition Program

    Launching This Program Without Proper Protocols Ignores Serious Privacy Concerns

    CLEVELAND – Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio called on Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to pull the plug on a controversial facial recognition program after a Cincinnati Enquirer investigation revealed that it was launched without his knowledge, without proper protocols to govern its use, and without informing the public. At a press Read more…

    Privacy
  • 08.17.13

    School District Allows Female Student to Play Football

    ACLU Urges Officials to Adopt Non-Discrimination Policy to Help Prevent Future Unfair Treatment of Students

    BALTIMORE, OH—The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following statement regarding Liberty Union-Thurston Local School District’s decision to allow middle school student Makhaela Jenkins to play football: “We appreciate that school officials have finally reconsidered their decision to ban Makhaela from the school’s football team. However, we respectfully disagree with officials’ continuing denial Read more…

    Student Rights, Women's Rights
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