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ACLU-TN’s work is regularly covered by outlets across Tennessee and around the globe.  Select highlights of this coverage are featured below.

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3 04, 2016

My Thoughts: A mom’s trip to the Tennessee legislature for the transgender bathroom bill

April 3rd, 2016|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

By Valerie Guenst, Special to Viewpoint All Tennessee children, regardless of their gender identity or medical conditions, should be treated with compassion and equally under the law, which is why [...]

30 03, 2016

Teacher: Transgender bathroom bill is discriminatory

March 30th, 2016|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

By Wesley Roberts I love Tennessee. I was born here and raised here. I attended Tennessee public schools from kindergarten through college. I have taught our state’s wonderful children for [...]

7 03, 2016

Bathroom bill costs transgender youth their dignity

March 7th, 2016|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

By Gretchen Peters At 3 years-old, my son declared himself a boy. He patiently corrected me when I insisted he was wrong. In my ignorance, I didn’t understand; I thought [...]

6 03, 2016

Tennessee’s civil asset forfeiture system: Unfair and broken

March 6th, 2016|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

By Justin Owen and Hedy Weinberg, Special to Viewpoint In 2012, George Reby, a professional insurance adjuster, had $22,000 in cash seized by Tennessee law enforcement. The seizing officer admitted [...]

5 03, 2016

John Jay Hooker was unforgettable, important presence

March 5th, 2016|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

By Joseph Sweat I first encountered John Jay when I was with the Associated Press and covered some of his 1970 race for governor of Tennessee. When he lost that [...]

10 06, 2015

Will Supreme Court make history like Ireland did?

June 10th, 2015|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

by Hedy Weinberg Voters approved gay marriage on the Emerald Isle. High court will make decision for U.S. Author was in Ireland for historic referendum. The ACLU represents Ohio and Kentucky [...]

23 12, 2014

George Barrett, “the Citizen”

December 23rd, 2014|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

George Barrett 1927-2014 Civil rights attorney By Hedy Weinberg "The Citizen," aka George Barrett, embraced life. His nickname was more than a moniker to him. It was his life's work. [...]

29 11, 2014

Ferguson underscores need for systematic reform

November 29th, 2014|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

by Hedy Weinberg Shame. Outrage. Frustration. No surprise. These are the emotions I felt and I heard expressed by many after the grand jury's failure to indict the Ferguson police [...]

29 09, 2014

Vote to remove politics from abortion decisions

September 29th, 2014|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

by the Rev. Judy Cummings As a minister, I often counsel members of my congregation as they walk through any number of difficult circumstances, from job loss to the death [...]

20 09, 2014

Chris Buice: Amendment 1 makes judgment on abortion that should be private

September 20th, 2014|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

By Chris Buice Whenever someone suggests that we post the Ten Commandments in our courtrooms. I offer an alternative biblical verse: "Judge not that you be not judged."I admit this [...]