I agree with you on contacting the ACLU to check legalities.
The problem is in a lot of states being gay/lesbian is still against the law.
The laws are not inforced but still in the books. I do not know what the
laws are in in any state excpet for Texas. In Texas a preson still legaly be
denied jobs, refused housing, ect. and it is still totally legal. It is wrong
but change is very slow.