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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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30 11, 2022

A Hospital Ban on Surgery for Transgender & Nonbinary People Violates Federal Law

2022-11-30T16:10:12-06:00 November 30th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

ACLU-TN sent a letter to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare demanding that the hospital end its discriminatory policy denying lifesaving medical care to transgender and nonbinary patients. 

16 11, 2022

The Vigil (Fall 2022)

2022-11-16T09:36:06-06:00 November 16th, 2022|Categories: General News, Newsletters|

In this issue: "Educating Voters About the Power of DAs," "Protect Abortion in TN," "Anti-Trans Restroom Sign Law Struck Down," "Building Our Legal Team," "Welcoming New Executive Director, Kathy Sinback," and more!

9 11, 2022

ACLU-TN Condemns Bill Prohibiting Gender-Affirming Health Care for Youth

2022-11-09T14:20:19-06:00 November 9th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Tennessee politicians introduced legislation that would prohibit doctors and families from making necessary life-saving healthcare decisions to support transgender youth.

22 09, 2022

ACLU-TN Condemns Calls for Introduction of Anti-Trans Legislation and Investigation Into Transgender Health Care

2022-09-22T12:57:32-05:00 September 22nd, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Governor Bill Lee and other politicians have called for an investigation into transgender health care and stated that they will introduce legislation limiting transgender Tennesseans’ access to health care in response to recent misleading social media posts. 

5 08, 2022

Court Allows Voucher Program to Continue While Lawsuit Proceeds

2022-08-05T17:37:45-05:00 August 5th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A three-judge chancery court panel denied Shelby and Davidson county parents’ and community members’ request to block implementation of the state’s voucher program while their litigation continues.

13 05, 2022

May 18: Know Your Rights: What You Need to Know about Tennessee’s latest Censorship Bills

2022-05-16T12:44:59-05:00 May 13th, 2022|Categories: Events, General News|

Join the Tennessee Coalition for Truth in Our Classrooms on Wednesday, May 18, from 4-5 p.m. CDT to discuss the anti-truth/censorship bills that passed this legislative session.