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4 04, 2022

ACLU-TN Urges Veto of Bill Chilling Discussion of Race, Gender, LGBTQ Issues in Higher Ed

2022-04-04T16:34:23-05:00 April 4th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

We sent a letter urging the governor to veto SB 2290/HB 2670, which would chill discussions about race, gender, and LGBTQ issues in Tennessee’s public colleges and universities.

31 03, 2022

ACLU-TN Launches TRANScend Tennessee Initiative on Transgender Day of Visibility

2022-03-31T13:07:29-05:00 March 31st, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

TRANScend Tennessee is ACLU-TN's new statewide initiative to educate the general public about trans lives in Tennessee, to support and empower transgender Tennesseans, and to change the public narrative about what it means to be transgender in this state.

9 03, 2022

ACLU-TN Statement on End of Bill Banning Gender-Affirming Health Care for Transgender Minors

2022-03-09T17:55:13-06:00 March 9th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A bill that would have prohibited gender-affirming health care for trans minors was sent to a general subcommittee, stopping it from proceeding any further this year.

9 03, 2022

ACLU-TN Statement on “Obscenity” Bill’s Passage in House Criminal Justice Committee

2022-03-09T17:37:52-06:00 March 9th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Our statement on the bill targeting so-called “obscene” materials in public school libraries.

28 02, 2022

ACLU of Tennessee Files Open Records Request on Hillsdale College Charter School Partnership

2022-02-28T17:23:46-06:00 February 28th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

We sent open records requests seeking info about the governor’s partnership with the private, out-of-state Christian institution Hillsdale College to establish a number of publicly funded charter schools in Tennessee.

10 02, 2022

ACLU-TN Files Open Records Request on McMinn County School Board’s Banning of “Maus”

2022-02-10T13:04:36-06:00 February 10th, 2022|Categories: Press Releases|

In an effort to defend academic freedom, we sent an open records request regarding the McMinn County Board of Education’s recent decision to remove “Maus.”

1 12, 2021

Civil Rights Groups Demand Shelby County End Discriminatory, Wealth-Based Bail Practices

2021-12-03T16:16:00-06:00 December 1st, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

We and our partners sent letter to Shelby County officials demanding that the county stop bail practices that violate the constitutional and statutory rights of people arrested in Shelby County.