In courts and in Congress, Americans United protected LGBTQ people from discrimination as the Trump administration and the president’s allies tried to misuse religious freedom to justify discrimination in health care, employment, social services, businesses and other aspects of life.
"In America, we are governed by our shared secular values, not the privileged religious views of some. In America, we should all be treated equally no matter who we are, who we love or what we believe," said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United.
Aimee Stephens worked for six years at a Detroit funeral home. Then, she came out as transgender and announced that she would begin to live publicly as a woman, which would include dressing consistent with her gender identity.