Kendra Andersen signed The People's Petition Against the Slate of Hate 2021-03-26 22:53:06 -0500I live in Elizabeth and Tennessee in the very upper East parts I am nonbinary and pansexual. Many of my friends that I grew up with in this part of the South love our country and the South as our home. Your attacking our freedoms and placinf our pursuit of life liberty and happiness on thr line by these anti lgbtq+ laws your passing. They are against the constitution and you And every other citizen of this marvelous country have no right to attack the Constitution. What you’re doing makes you no better than a domestic terrorist threat, it is treason to be doing what your doing. It is putting the lives of other people that have lived in this state since the beginning of their lives at risk and is not OK. Just because you can’t tolerate that they exist that we exist we are people too we bleed red just like you do our hearts have the same emotions a, is someone we love passes we still grieve so on and so forth we still require doctors appointments to take care of our sick bodies and require the love and no isolation to be able to thrive. I want you all and Tennessee government to realize that by an acting these laws you are going above and beyond to show that you’re no better than Adolf Hitler and are EVERYTHING THAT IS WHAT THIS COUNTRY AND ITS FREEDOMS ARE NOT!!! Whenever our forefathers came over to this country they didn’t state that you had to be a certain sexual orientation a certain gender a certain creed race or even age or disability they came over a to find a country that all people would be welcome and free from persecution if you as a government and cannot do this then you should leave your post and resign because we the taxpayers include people who were are LGBTQ+!!! Furthermore, growing up and having friends in this area people’s parents would disown them and kick them the out making them easy targets for those with unsavory intentions. Your risking this occuring more and if you can sleep at night knowing your risking ANY PERSON YOUR BEING PAID TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THEN YOU DO NOT BELONG IN OFFICE.
The people of Tennessee are speaking out against bills that result in discrimination against LGBTQ people in our state. Here is our statement with a summary of the bills.419 signatures
"As residents of Tennessee, we oppose these bills in the Tennessee General Assembly. They promote discrimination rather than justice and demean the worth of LGBTQ people in our state. We call on people of good will to join us in speaking out for basic fairness."
The bills are:
SB848/HB1152 by Sen. Hensley and Rep. Ragan and SB1304/HB836 by Sen. Pody and Rep. Rudd. These bills promote state-sanctioned discrimination by private adoption agencies against prospective parents on the basis of religious and moral objection.
SB364/HB563 by Sen. Gardenhire and Rep. Zachary. The Business License to Discriminate bill. The bill casts businesses rather than the LGBTQ community as possible victims of discrimination and opens the door to taxpayer funded discrimination.
SB1297/HB1151 by Sen. Pody and Rep. Ragan. While the bill seems to be about indecent exposure, its original text is a devious attempt to criminalize transgender and gender nonconforming people in restrooms and locker rooms. The bill has been amended in a House subcommittee to remove the portions targeting the transgender community. We want to make sure the amendment remains on the bill.
SB1499/HB1274 by Sen. Hensley and Rep. Holt. This bill requires the Attorney General to defend school districts that engage in anti-transgender bathroom discrimination.
SB1282/HB1369 by Sen. Pody and Rep. J. Sexton. The Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act is an attack on marriage equality.