Religious Freedom

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ACLU vigorously defends the right of all Americans to freely practice their religion and express their faith, or to choose not to practice a religion.  We oppose government endorsement of one set of religious beliefs and practices over another, and we support individuals’ right to worship as they please without government interference or influence.

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19 09, 2016

ACLU-TN to Honor Bernard Werthan with Lifetime Achievement Award

September 19th, 2016|Categories: Events, Press Releases|

Next Generation of Social Justice Advocates to Receive Pressnell Bill of Rights Award FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2016 CONTACT Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, (615) 320-7142 NASHVILLE – The [...]

20 07, 2016

Stand Up/Speak Up: Youth Activist Guide

July 20th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

There are many different ways to be a teen activist, and Stand Up/Speak Up: A Guide for Youth Activists explores the experiences of high school students from across Tennessee who used [...]

6 07, 2016

Attorney General Will Not File Anti-Refugee Lawsuit

July 6th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced today that he will not file a lawsuit against the federal government on refugee resettlement.

9 06, 2016

ACLU-TN’s Religious Freedom Resource Sheet

June 9th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

In accord with the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the ACLU supports the separation of church and state in order to preserve the free exercise of religion and to [...]

1 06, 2016

The Vigil (Summer 2016)

June 1st, 2016|Categories: Newsletters, Publications|

In this issue: "Access to the Ballot Box: Your Rights at the Polls," "Protecting Student Speech in Giles County," "The 2016 Legislative Session In Review," "6th Circuit Upholds Round-the-Clock Surveillance," [...]

14 05, 2016

The Vigil (Spring 2015)

May 14th, 2016|Categories: Newsletters, Publications|

In this issue: “The 2015 Legislative Session in Review,” “ACLU-TN Defends Williamson County Educators’ Right to Speak Freely,” “ACLU-TN Defends Parents’ First Amendment Right to Name Their Children,” “ACLU Goes [...]

27 04, 2016

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Counselors to Discriminate

April 27th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2016 CONTACT: Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam today signed SB 1556 into law, the measure that allows counselors to [...]

25 04, 2016

ACLU-TN Urges Governor to Veto Anti-Refugee Resolution

April 25th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2016 CONTACT: Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee today sent a letter to Governor Bill Haslam [...]

14 04, 2016

Governor Haslam Vetoes Holy Bible as Official State Book

April 14th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2016 CONTACT Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, (615) 320-7142 NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam today vetoed the Holy Bible becoming the official state book of [...]

11 04, 2016

ACLU-TN Urges Governor to Veto Legislation Making Holy Bible Tennessee’s State Book

April 11th, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2016 CONTACT: Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE – In an effort to protect the religious freedom of all Tennesseans, the American Civil Liberties [...]