Kevin Dedicatoria endorsed 2016-04-21 14:00:01 -0500
On April 18, 2016 about 30 pastors shamefully stood in Legislative Plaza and spoke in favor of the anti-transgender student bathroom bill. And religion was used to advance the counseling discrimination bill. Many more clergy across Tennessee publicly opposed both bills.
Whether you're religious or not, aren't you tired of religion being used to support discrimination in our laws? If so, endorse this statement:
We oppose the use of religion to justify discrimination in Tennessee law. To use religion to divide us in our public life violates the spirit of the U.S. and Tennessee Constitutions, does harm to the people of Tennessee, and brings scandal to religion.Endorse
Kevin Dedicatoria signed Governor Haslam, Fight for trans students and against SB2387/HB2414 2016-04-04 10:09:47 -0500The bathroom bills do not protect citizens. The irony of those and identical bills nationwide are transgender persons are almost always the ones assaulted, raped, harassed, and killed not non-transgender people. Existing state and federal laws prosecute and deliver punishments to people that rape, assault, harass, and murder someone. The panic over transgender people using bathrooms that don’t match their sex assigned at birth is reminiscent of rhetoric used to continue segregation based on race during the Jim Crow era.
Please, join us in encouraging Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to fight against this attack on transgender students.985 signatures
Dear Governor Haslam,
We call on you to do everything in your power to lobby against passage of SB2387/HB2414, the anti-transgender student bathroom bill. We also ask that you VETO the bill if it reaches your desk.
The bill endangers vulnerable students and it risks significant U.S. Department of Education funds to Tennessee. If this bill became law, the enforcement would be a nightmare for school districts across the state.
Show the world that Tennessee is a welcoming state. Thank you for considering our views.