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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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21 10, 2020

Groups Urge Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association to Protect Athletes’ Religious Freedom

2020-10-21T15:35:47-05:00 October 21st, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

We joined with the American Muslim Advisory Council to urge the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association to remove the requirement that student athletes get prior approval before wearing religious headgear.

15 09, 2020

Court Order Requires Smith County School Officials to Stop Promoting Religion

2020-09-14T21:54:44-05:00 September 15th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

In a victory for religious freedom, a federal district court issued a permanent injunction late yesterday prohibiting the Smith County School System from unconstitutionally imposing religion on students.

7 05, 2020

Judge Denies Defendants’ Request to Continue Implementing Unconstitutional Voucher Program

2020-05-07T17:42:40-05:00 May 7th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A judge has denied the state's request to continue implementing its unconstitutional voucher program.

29 04, 2020

Tennessee Court to Hear Argument in Lawsuits Challenging Voucher Program

2020-04-29T09:29:07-05:00 April 29th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Shelby and Davidson county parents and community members argue in court to stop Tennessee's unconstitutional voucher program.

6 04, 2020

Plaintiffs Ask Tennessee Court to Halt Unconstitutional Voucher Program

2020-04-06T18:28:26-05:00 April 6th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Shelby and Davidson county parents and community members have filed a preliminary injunction to stop Tennessee's unconstitutional voucher program.

2 03, 2020

Parents Sue Tennessee To Block Unconstitutional Voucher Law

2020-04-06T18:35:19-05:00 March 2nd, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

We and our partners filed a lawsuit challenging the Tennessee Education Savings Account (ESA) voucher law as an unconstitutional diversion of public education funding to private schools.