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Veto Letter Sent to Gov. Reeves On HB 1125

The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi (ACLU of Mississippi) sent a letter to Governor Tate Reeves urging him to veto HB 1125, a bill that would ban medical treatment for transgender youth under 18 years of age, effective immediately.

February 21, 2023

House Bill 1020 Moves to Mississippi Senate

Tuesday night, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed House Bill 1020, a plan that increases policing, strips voting and political power away from the majority Black citizens of Jackson, and diverts tax dollars away from communities in need. 

February 8, 2023

ACLU-MS Statement on HB 1020

HB 1020 is a move to take voting power, political power, and tax revenue away from the majority Black citizens of Jackson.

January 26, 2023

ACLU-MS Statement on HB 1125

Everyone, no matter their age, deserves to live as their authentic selves. Legislation like House Bill 1125 is an attempt to criminalize parents and healthcare providers for supporting Mississippi youth during their most challenging years.

January 19, 2023 LGBTQ Rights