American Civil Liberties Union

North Country News
8:45 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Vermont ACLU Says Racial Profiling in Marijuana Arrests

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The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says African Americans are more likely than whites to be arrested on marijuana charges in the state.

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New England News
6:22 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

ACLU Challenges Commonwealth's View on Sharing Pot

The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is speaking out against the Commonwealth’s persecution of those who share marijuana, despite a ballot measure in 2008 that decriminalized the drug. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

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WAMC News
5:40 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Vermont Inn, 2 Women Settle Gay Marriage Lawsuit

Two New York women and a Vermont country inn have settled a lawsuit that accused the business of refusing to host the couple's wedding reception.

The American Civil Liberties Union says The Wildflower Inn in Lyndonville agreed to pay a $10,000 civil penalty to the Vermont Human Rights Commission and place $20,000 in a charitable trust.

Kate and Ming Linsley contacted the ACLU after Ming's mother was told last year by the Wildflower Inn's events manager that the inn didn't host "gay receptions" due to the innkeepers' "personal feelings."

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