Women's Rights & Reproductive Freedom

A look back at history shows that women have made great strides in the fight for equality, including women’s suffrage and inroads in equal opportunity in the workplace and education. 

LGBTQ Rights

The fight for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is a core civil liberties issue; it’s not about “special rights,” but simply the right of everyone in this country to be included in the promises and guarantees of the constitution.

Voting Rights

The ACLU of South Carolina attempts to provide the most up to date information on all voting requirements, including voting rights for convicted felons.

Tenant's Rights

All tenants should have representation to navigate the complex eviction process.

Criminal Justice & Incarceration

The rights guaranteed to the accused, defendants, offenders and prisoners are fundamental political rights that protect all Americans from governmental abuse of power.

Discrimination

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Free Speech

"Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Immigrants' Rights

Upholding the rights of immigrants is important to us all. The fundamental constitutional protections of due process and equal protection embodied in our Constitution and Bill of Rights apply to every "person" and are not limited to citizens.

Police Practices

Our fear of violent street crime should not blind us to the profound evil that is perpetrated when those sworn to uphold and enforce the law themselves become lawbreakers.
— John A. Powell, former ACLU National Legal Director
 

Privacy and Technology

As technology provides new ways to gather information, surveillance options become more sophisticated and data bases proliferate, the need for privacy protections becomes more urgent.