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Women have made great strides in the fight for equality, including women’s suffrage and inroads in equal opportunity in the workplace and education.  However, women and girls still face women still face discrimination, violence, and institutional barriers to equal participation in society.  ACLU-TN works to ensure that women can enjoy the benefits of full equality and participation in work, education, and every sphere of our communities.

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26 03, 2018

Don’t Pick Up the Tab to Defend Discrimination

2018-03-26T15:26:10+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Take Action|

SB 2480/HB 2620 would force the state attorney general to defend any local education agency that discriminates against transgender children by enforcing policies that limit access to single-sex spaces based on “biological sex.”

30 01, 2018

Forum with Tennessee’s Candidates for Governor

2018-01-31T09:48:04+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Events|

ACLU-TN is co-sponsoring a forum with Tennessee’s candidates for governor on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. You can live stream the forum, which will take place at the Nashville Public Library on as part of the Tennessee Press Association’s Winter Convention, below:

30 01, 2018

Stop the Heartless Fetal “Heartbeat Bill”

2018-01-30T10:08:57+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Take Action|

SB 244/HB 108, co-sponsored by Sen. Mark Pody and Rep. Micah Van Huss, would prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected — as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. This is often so early into a pregnancy that it would be tantamount to outlawing almost all abortions — meaning that even before a woman may know she is pregnant, she and her family could have the full range of medical options taken away from them.

21 11, 2017

ACLU of Tennessee Comment on Portland’s “Sexually-Oriented Businesses” Ordinance

2017-11-21T14:47:19+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

Last night, the Portland, Tennessee board of aldermen passed a revised version of an ordinance to regulate “sexually-oriented businesses.” The ordinance that passed is the latest revision in a series of ordinances that the board has proposed in response to popular drag shows presented over the past several months by Elite Productions at Envy Restaurant Bar & Grill.

15 11, 2017

ACLU of Tennessee Demands Portland Drop Second Ordinance Targeting Drag Shows

2017-11-15T14:55:16+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN sent a letter on November 15 to the mayor and board of aldermen of Portland, Tennessee, demanding that the city drop a second ordinance that effectively bans drag shows or risk litigation.

10 10, 2017

ACLU-TN Expands Litigation Capacity with Hire of Staff Attorney

2017-10-10T14:41:22+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN today sent a letter to the mayor and Board of Alderman of Portland, Tennessee, demanding that the city drop a proposed, unconstitutional ordinance that effectively bans drag shows.

15 09, 2017

ACLU of Tennessee Demands Portland City Council Drop Drag Show Ban

2017-09-15T16:42:29+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN today sent a letter to the mayor and Board of Alderman of Portland, Tennessee, demanding that the city drop a proposed, unconstitutional ordinance that effectively bans drag shows.

5 05, 2017

ACLU-TN Statement on Passage of “LGBT Erasure” Legislation

2017-05-05T14:40:02+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2017 CONTACT: Lindsay Kee, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam has signed SB 1085/HB 1111, a measure widely dubbed the “LGBT Erasure” bill, into law. [...]

4 05, 2017

ACLU-TN Urges Governor to Veto “LGBT Erasure” Legislation

2017-05-05T14:13:50+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2017 CONTACT: Lindsay Kee, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee today sent a letter to Governor Bill Haslam urging him to veto [...]