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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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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.

14 01, 2020

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

2020-01-14T14:43:20-06:00 January 14th, 2020|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.

17 06, 2019

ACLU-TN Urges Additional Investigation of District Attorney Craig Northcott

2019-06-17T16:00:29-05:00 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.