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4 11, 2021

Civil Rights Advocates Challenge Tennessee Law Banning Trans Students in School Sports

2021-11-09T14:14:01-06:00 November 4th, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

We and our partners filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Tennessee law excluding transgender youth from participating in school sports.

8 09, 2021

ACLU-TN Launches Campaign to Encourage Transparency and Accountability of DAs’ Offices

2021-09-08T13:27:24-05:00 September 8th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

Learn more about elected prosecutors' power to shape the criminal legal system and incarceration rates, and to advocate for district attorney transparency and accountability.

31 08, 2021

Court Ruling Keeps Decree in Place Requiring Shelby County Sheriff to Fix Dangerous Conditions at Jail

2021-08-31T15:47:04-05:00 August 31st, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A federal court ruled that a decree requiring the Shelby County sheriff to fix dangerous pandemic conditions at the jail must remain in place.

25 06, 2021

ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging New Tennessee Law Requiring Restroom Warning Signs

2021-06-25T12:59:21-05:00 June 25th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

We filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the Tennessee law that would require businesses that allow transgender people to use the restroom that  matches their gender to post a government-prescribed warning sign. 

25 05, 2021

ACLU-TN on Signing of Bill Censoring Academic Discussions on History and Race

2021-05-25T11:10:08-05:00 May 25th, 2021|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

ACLU-TN comment on the governor censoring academic discussions about American history, race, and gender in Tennessee public-school classrooms.

14 05, 2021

ACLU-TN Pushes for Veto of Legislation Censoring Academic Discussions of History, Race & Gender

2021-05-14T11:13:45-05:00 May 14th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

We sent a letter urging Governor Lee to veto legislation that would censor academic discussions about American history, race, and gender in Tennessee classrooms.

10 05, 2021

ACLU-TN Urges Governor to Veto Legislation Discriminating Against Transgender People

2021-05-10T15:58:43-05:00 May 10th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN sent a letter to Gov. Lee urging him to veto legislation that would unconstitutionally discriminate against transgender people in public schools and businesses.

3 05, 2021

Bills Creating New Crimes, Penalties Undermine Governor’s Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

2021-05-03T15:45:19-05:00 May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

Our analysis of passed and currently pending legislation illustrates that the TGA is undermining Governor Bill Lee’s criminal justice reform agenda.