The American Civil Liberties Union has asked public school officials in Tennessee to stop blocking students' access to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender web sites on school computers -- or face a possible lawsuit.

In a letter dated April 15, the organization said as many as 80 percent of Tennessee's public school districts, including Knox County and Metro Nashville schools, might be restricting access to non-sexual sites that offer educational and political information about issues such as gay marriage or groups such as the Human Rights Campaign.

Tennessee schools are connected by a statewide computer network run by Education Networks of America


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