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26 02, 2021

Tennessee’s Medically Unsound ‘Abortion Reversal’ Law Remains Blocked By Federal Courts

2021-02-26T18:03:31-06:00 February 26th, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction blocking a state law that would have forced doctors to provide false and misleading information to their patients about the potential to “reverse” a medication abortion.

24 02, 2021

Statement on Advancement of Bill Excluding Transgender Student Athletes from School Sports

2021-02-24T17:49:54-06:00 February 24th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN comment on advancement of bill that would prohibit transgender student athletes from participating in athletics consistent with their gender identity

23 02, 2021

ACLU-TN Statement on ETSU Men’s Basketball Team Taking a Knee and Lawmakers’ Response

2021-02-23T17:19:41-06:00 February 23rd, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

ACLU-TN reacts to ETSU men's basketball players taking a knee during the national anthem and state lawmakers' efforts to suppress free speech.

6 01, 2021

ACLU Urges Senators Blackburn and Hagerty and Congress to Certify, Uphold the Will of Voters

2021-01-06T13:09:38-06:00 January 6th, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

The ACLU urges Senators Blackburn and Hagerty to count and confirm the Electoral College votes and uphold the will of voters.

20 11, 2020

Court Lets Part of Tennessee Abortion Ban Take Effect

2020-11-20T17:38:25-06:00 November 20th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A 6th Circuit Court of Appeals panel has let the part of Tennessee's abortion ban that prohibits abortion if sought for reasons related to Down syndrome, race or gender to take effect in Tennessee.

30 10, 2020

Civil Rights Groups Urge Governor Lee to Take Stand to Prevent Voter Intimidation

2020-10-30T14:26:52-05:00 October 30th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

In an effort to prevent voter intimidation, Tennessee organizations sent a letter to the governor urging him to guarantee the state’s protection of the voting process and Tennesseans’ safety during and following the election.

21 10, 2020

Groups Urge Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association to Protect Athletes’ Religious Freedom

2020-10-21T15:35:47-05:00 October 21st, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

We joined with the American Muslim Advisory Council to urge the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association to remove the requirement that student athletes get prior approval before wearing religious headgear.

30 09, 2020

Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Tennessee’s Medically Unsound “Abortion Reversal” Law

2020-09-30T08:05:26-05:00 September 30th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A federal judge temporarily blocked the law that requires doctors to lie to their patients about abortion.