The American Civil Liberties Union and its Tennessee branch sued two Tennessee school districts in federal court May 19, claiming that the districts are unconstitutionally blocking students from accessing online information about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues.

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Knox County Schools, and as many as 105 other school districts in Tennessee use internet filtering software provided by Education Networks of America (ENA), which operates a statewide network connecting the state's schools, to block web sites containing pro-LGBT speech--but not web sites touting "reparative therapy" and "ex-gay" ministries, the ACLU says.

The "LGBT" filter is not used to...

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