ACLU of Georgia

Know Your Rights

Everyone has basic rights under the U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws. Learn more here about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated.

COVID-19 AND YOUR RIGHTS

Learn more about your rights in the midst of a pandemic world.

DISABILITY RIGHTS

People with disabilities face widespread discrimination, segregation, and exclusion. But federal disability rights laws can provide protection.

ELECTION DAY RIGHTS

Know what your rights are as a voter in line at the polls.

FREE SPEECH AND THE RIGHT TO PROTEST

The right to protest is fundamental to our democracy and enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

HOW TO PROTEST IN A PANDEMIC

Physical distancing measures have presented challenges, but people have found some creative ways to make sure their voices are heard.

IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS

Regardless of your immigration status, you have guaranteed rights under the Constitution. Learn more here about your rights as an immigrant and how to express them.

LGBTQ+ RIGHTS

The legal landscape for LGBTQ people is constantly evolving.

OPEN LETTER TO EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS

Read the open letter from the ACLU of Georgia to Educators and Students and a quick guide to students’ constitutional rights with regard to Free Speech.

PROTEST RIGHTS

The First Amendment protects your right to assemble and express your views through protest. Make sure you’re prepared by brushing up on your rights before heading out into the streets

PROTESTING POLICE BRUTALITY

The Constitution protects your right to protest, but it isn’t without risk. Stay safe and know your rights when interacting with police.

PRISONER RIGHTS

Learn more here about your right to be protected against discrimination and abuse in prison and what to do if your rights are violated. The law is always evolving.

RACE, ETHNICITY, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN-BASED DISCRIMINATION

Learn more here about your right to be free from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, or national origin, and how the law protects you.

SEX DISCRIMINATION

Learn more here about your right to be protected against sex discrimination and what to do if your rights are violated.

STOPPED BY POLICE

Being stopped by police is a stressful experience that can go bad quickly.

STUDENTS' RIGHTS

The Supreme Court ruled in 1969 that students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” This is true for other fundamental rights, as well.

STUDENTS' CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Students’ free speech rights must be “scrupulously” protected if we are to have any hope of “educating the young for citizenship” and teaching students not to “discount important principles of our government as mere platitudes.”

VOTER RIGHTS

Learn more about how to exercise your voter rights, resist voter intimidation efforts, and access disability-related accommodations and language assistance at the polls.