The ACLU of Mississippi works to create a Mississippi free of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This means a Mississippi where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (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.

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 changing the way society thinks about 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.