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ACLU has been fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people since 1936, when it brought its first gay rights case. Our goal is an America where LGBT people can live openly, with their identities, relationships and families respected.  We fight discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, working for fair treatment on the job and in schools, housing, public places and health care.

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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. [...]

5 05, 2017

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

2017-05-11T16:35:41+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: General News|

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 [...]

29 04, 2017

Day 100: Celebrate #WeThePeople’s incredible defense of liberty in Trump’s first 100 days

2017-04-29T12:39:54+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Celebrate #WeThePeople's incredible defense of civil liberties during Trump's first 100 days Over the past 100 days, we have seen a barrage of attacks on civil liberties at the [...]

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 [...]