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ACLU has been fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people since 1936, when it brought its first gay rights case. Our goal is an America where LGBT people can live openly, with their identities, relationships and families respected.  We fight discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, working for fair treatment on the job and in schools, housing, public places and health care.

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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. 

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.

30 03, 2021

Protect trans young people’s access to gender-affirming health care

2021-03-31T14:27:49-05:00 March 30th, 2021|Categories: Take Action|

On Wednesday, March 31, the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee will take up a bill that would prevent transgender youth from receiving hormone treatments before puberty.