Louis Smith

  • signed Governor Haslam, Veto SB1085/HB1111 2017-04-27 13:44:50 -0500
    Governor Haslam,

    Please don’t make Tennessee look like a stereotypical backward Southern state. We’re enjoying tremendous growth, especially here in Nashville. The people moving here are largely younger, progressive people. It’s doubtful that trend will continue if the state’s reputation is becomes the same as states like North Carolina and Alabama. Please do the right thing and veto this damaging bill.

    Governor Haslam, Veto SB1085/HB1111

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    Add your name and urge Governor Haslam to veto SB1085/HB1111, the Sneaky LGBT Erasure Bill.  After you sign the petition, share it with your friends.  We will deliver a hard copy of the signatures to the Governor's Office.  Your voice can help determine whether he uses the VETO pen or the BECOMES LAW pen!

    5,723 signatures

    Dear Governor Haslam,

    We ask you to veto SB1085/HB1111.  This bill, as the Attorney General has noted, is broadly written.  Its vagueness could result in conflicts with existing laws about judicial interpretation.  These conflicts are likely to cause discrimination against LGBTQ people, particularly with respect to marriage, adoption, and legal documents.  This bill risks subjecting Tennessee to the same scrutiny that North Carolina has received.  We cannot afford hundreds of millions of dollars in economic boycotts and sanctions.  Please, veto this bill so we can avoid judicial chaos and costly discrimination.  Thank you for considering our views.

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