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ACLU vigorously defends the right of all Americans to freely practice their religion and express their faith, or to choose not to practice a religion.  We oppose government endorsement of one set of religious beliefs and practices over another, and we support individuals’ right to worship as they please without government interference or influence.

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17 06, 2019

ACLU-TN Urges Additional Investigation of District Attorney Craig Northcott

2019-06-17T16:00:29+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN urges the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference to investigate DA Craig Northcott's policies and practices in the wake of anti-LGBTQ and Islamophobic comments.

23 04, 2019

Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Advancing Adoption Discrimination Bill

2019-04-23T16:54:38+00:00 April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Read our statement on the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee's passage of SB 1304, which would allow child placing agencies to discriminate against prospective foster and adoptive families based on the agency’s “religious or moral convictions or policies.”

1 04, 2019

ACLU-TN Statement on Tennessee House Advancing Adoption Discrimination Bill

2019-04-02T17:10:58+00:00 April 1st, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Read our statement on the Tennessee House passage of HB 836, which would allow child placing agencies to discriminate against prospective foster and adoptive families based on the agency’s “religious or moral convictions or policies.”

18 03, 2019

Don’t Use Discrimination to Keep Foster Kids From Finding Forever Families

2019-03-19T16:50:22+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Categories: Take Action|

Allowing agencies to discriminate against prospective foster and adoptive families would deny thousands of Tennessee kids access to the families they urgently need.