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Understanding your rights is the first step to protecting them. When can the police stop you–and what can they legally demand? You have freedom of speech, but are there some things you cannot say or do? What are your rights at school? Our experts answer essential questions about your rights in a series of Know Your Rights publications.

Please note: these resource sheets do not give legal advice. You should not rely on the information you get from this site and should speak with a lawyer to get advice on your specific situation. We also cannot promise that the information on this site is complete, accurate, or up-to-date.

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9 07, 2015

Impact of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Obergefell v. Hodges on Tennessee

2016-07-07T11:42:16-05:00 July 9th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Loving and committed same-sex couples have secured the freedom to marry once and for all with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, a consolidated case that challenged [...]

26 06, 2015

ACLU-TN’s Marriage Guide for LGBT Couples in Tennessee

2016-07-07T12:39:46-05:00 June 26th, 2015|Categories: Campaigns, Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, all loving and committed same-sex couples now have the freedom to marry.  ACLU-TN has prepared helpful information outlining what [...]

9 08, 2014

TRJN: Tennessee Reproductive Justice Network

2016-07-07T16:10:40-05:00 August 9th, 2014|Categories: Campaigns, Legal and Community Resources|

The Tennessee Reproductive Justice Network (TRJN) is a loosely-knit group of clergy and community leaders throughout the state spanning the religious and denominational spectrum. Organized by the American Civil Liberties [...]

16 05, 2012

ACLU-TN’s Students’ Rights Resource Center

2016-07-11T11:00:10-05:00 May 16th, 2012|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

As the Supreme Court famously said in Tinker v. Des Moines, students do not “shed their constitutional rights…at the schoolhouse gate.” The Constitution protects specific individual rights – like freedom [...]

2 11, 2011

Demand Your dotRights!

2017-03-28T06:53:48-05:00 November 2nd, 2011|Categories: Campaigns, Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN's dotRights campaign is focused on updating and expanding privacy laws to include new developments in technology, so that the government has the same restrictions on access to Americans’ private, [...]

16 05, 2011

ACLU-TN’s Immigrant Rights Resource Center

2016-07-11T11:21:31-05:00 May 16th, 2011|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

The constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process, or fair treatment within the justice system, apply to all people, not just U.S. citizens. ACLU-TN's Immigrant Rights Resource Center is [...]