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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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14 01, 2020

Don’t Use Discrimination to Keep Foster Kids From Finding Forever Families

2020-01-14T14:43:20-06:00 January 14th, 2020|Categories: Take Action|

Allowing agencies to discriminate against prospective foster and adoptive families would deny thousands of Tennessee kids access to the families they urgently need.

27 08, 2019

ACLU-TN Denounces State Officials for Attacking LGBTQ Rights at the U.S. Supreme Court

2019-08-27T17:21:02-05:00 August 27th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Tennessee's attorney general signed on to an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against three individuals who were fired for being LGBTQ.

17 06, 2019

ACLU-TN Urges Additional Investigation of District Attorney Craig Northcott

2019-06-17T16:00:29-05:00 June 17th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN urges the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference to investigate DA Craig Northcott's policies and practices in the wake of anti-LGBTQ and Islamophobic comments.

23 04, 2019

Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Advancing Adoption Discrimination Bill

2019-04-23T16:54:38-05:00 April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Read our statement on the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee's passage of SB 1304, which would allow child placing agencies to discriminate against prospective foster and adoptive families based on the agency’s “religious or moral convictions or policies.”