Youth and Students' Rights

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The Constitution doesn’t place age requirements on our freedoms. ACLU-TN works to ensure that every student has the equal opportunity to attend nurturing and safe schools that provide high quality education free from discrimination. Highlights of our youth rights work include defending students’ free speech and privacy rights, preserving students’ religious freedom, protecting LGBT youth from harassment and bullying, and working to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.

We also offer a robust youth engagement program, including internships, students’ rights conferences and more.

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27 04, 2022

ACLU-TN Statement on Halt of Bill Allowing Misgendering of Transgender Students

2022-04-27T16:00:41-05:00 April 27th, 2022|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN Statement on Halt of Bill Allowing Misgendering of Transgender Students FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2022 CONTACT Lindsay Kee, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today the Senate Finance, Ways, and [...]

25 04, 2022

ACLU-TN on House Passage of Bill Allowing Misgendering of Transgender Students

2022-04-25T18:20:26-05:00 April 25th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

ACLU-TN's statement on a bill allowing school employees to misgender trans students passing the Tennessee House.

4 04, 2022

ACLU-TN Urges Veto of Bill Chilling Discussion of Race, Gender, LGBTQ Issues in Higher Ed

2022-04-04T16:34:23-05:00 April 4th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

We sent a letter urging the governor to veto SB 2290/HB 2670, which would chill discussions about race, gender, and LGBTQ issues in Tennessee’s public colleges and universities.

31 03, 2022

ACLU-TN Launches TRANScend Tennessee Initiative on Transgender Day of Visibility

2022-03-31T13:07:29-05:00 March 31st, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

TRANScend Tennessee is ACLU-TN's new statewide initiative to educate the general public about trans lives in Tennessee, to support and empower transgender Tennesseans, and to change the public narrative about what it means to be transgender in this state.