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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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27 04, 2017

Day 98: Learn about trailblazer Edie Windsor and her groundbreaking marriage equality case

2017-04-26T13:05:53+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Learn about trailblazer Edie Windsor and her groundbreaking marriage equality case On this day in 2013, Edie Windsor and the ACLU stood before the U.S. Supreme Court and argued [...]

24 04, 2017

Day 95: Stop the “LGBT Erasure” bill — it’s our last chance

2017-04-24T10:22:45+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Stop the "LGBT Erasure" bill — it's our last chance This week, the Tennessee Senate will take up the "LGBT Erasure" bill, which attempts to prevent full recognition of [...]

17 04, 2017

Day 88: Know Your Rights: Transgender People and the Law

2017-04-17T15:41:35+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Know Your Rights: Transgender People and the Law Navigating legal protections as a transgender or gender non-conforming individual can be confusing and stressful. ACLU’s “Know Your Rights: Transgender People [...]

13 04, 2017

Day 84: Know Your Rights: Pregnant, Post-Partum and Breastfeeding Workers

2017-04-13T18:21:45+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Know Your Rights: Pregnant, Post-Partum and Breastfeeding Workers - What to Do If You Face Workplace Discrimination Although state and local laws and protections differ across the country, federal [...]

5 04, 2017

Day 76: Tell NCAA they’re wrong about North Carolina’s so-called “repeal” of HB2

2017-04-05T12:30:44+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell NCAA they're wrong about North Carolina’s so-called "repeal” of HB2 The NCAA just announced that North Carolina’s so-called #HB2 "repeal" bill is sufficient to justify bringing championship games [...]

31 03, 2017

Day 71: Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility and pledge to show up for trans youth

2017-03-31T14:42:26+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility and pledge to show up for trans youth Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate those in the trans community [...]

25 03, 2017

Day 65: Watch “Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice” about ACLU-TN’s history

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Watch "Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice" about ACLU-TN's history From the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial to representing Dr. Martin Luther King during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike to [...]

23 03, 2017

Day 63: Learn how the new labor secretary could impact LGBT & women workers

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Learn about the impact the new labor secretary could have on LGBT and women workers LGBT and women workers — indeed every single worker in this country — deserve [...]

23 03, 2017

Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction in Lawsuit Challenging Solitary Confinement of Youth

2017-05-05T10:17:29+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

A federal judge today granted a preliminary injunction in an American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee lawsuit challenging the use of solitary confinement for juveniles. The injunction prohibits the county from subjecting children in its detention facility to solitary confinement as punishment while the case proceeds.

22 03, 2017

Bill Restricting Transgender Students’ Access to Restrooms Halted in Committee

2017-05-05T10:18:19+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2017 CONTACT: Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE — Today the bill that would have prohibited transgender students from accessing restrooms and other sex-segregated [...]