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The First Amendment protects individuals’ right to free speech and expression regardless of the popularity of the viewpoint.  Free speech is vital to a vibrant democracy.  ACLU-TN has long championed individuals’ right to speak, read, publish and protest freely, without fear of censorship.

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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.

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.