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4 03, 2016

Stopping Discrimination Against Transgender Youth in Sumner County

2016-07-06T15:37:00+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorney: Abby R. Rubenfeld of the Rubenfeld Law Office, PC Sumner County Schools has a policy which prohibits transgender students from using the restroom or locker room facilities [...]

8 02, 2016

Students’ Right to Form Gay Straight Alliance Club in Franklin County

2016-07-06T15:40:40+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

During the 2015 - 2016 school year, students at Franklin County High School in Winchester, Tennessee formed a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) at their school. They had followed the proper [...]

9 07, 2015

Religious Freedom in Public Schools

2016-07-07T11:41:03+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|Tags: , , , , , , |

Religious freedom in public schools is protected by federal and state law. This guide explains students' religious freedom rights in public schools.

10 03, 2015

Protecting Student from Choosing Between Religion and Scholarship

2017-03-28T06:53:45+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When a Washington County high school student was told that attending a religious worship service would jeopardize his chance to apply for a Tennessee Promise scholarship, ACLU-TN stepped in to [...]

21 08, 2014

ACLU-TN Protects Student’s Right to Read the Bible at Cannon County Afterschool Program

2016-07-07T16:08:17+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , |

ACLU-TN sent a letter to the Cannon County REACH after-school program explaining students' constitutional right to read religious texts of their own volition during free-reading periods.

1 03, 2012

Haywood High School Principal Proselytizes, Makes Anti-LGBT Remarks

2016-07-11T11:26:51+00:00 March 1st, 2012|Categories: Docket|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cooperating Attorneys: Amanda C. Goad, Staff Attorney for ACLU LGBT Project ; Heather L. Weaver, Staff Attorney for ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief; Galen Sherwin, Staff Attorney [...]