Katie Balazs

  • signed Call on the Coffee County DA to Resign 2019-06-17 19:24:40 -0500
    LGBTQ folks and Muslims are AMERICANS and should be judged without prejudice. Land of the free? Ha! Maybe for the straight, white and christian, but not those who don’t fit into that bubble according to Mr. Northcutt. It is time that his mentality be criminalized just as being gay used to be. Shame on you Craig Northcutt. Jesus told us to LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF! Did you miss that part?

    Call on the Coffee County DA to Resign

    Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott has made anti-Muslim statements and said that he does not treat LGBTQ people experiencing domestic violence the same as other survivors.  He can no longer effectively serve the people of Coffee County or the thousands of people who visit Coffee County each year for Bonnaroo.

    434 signatures

    We call on Craig Northcott to resign the office of District Attorney for Coffee County.  His anti-Muslim statements and his admission that he does not treat LGBTQ domestic violence cases with respect are disqualifying for office.  He must step down so that the people of Coffee County can be served by a District Attorney who will apply the law according to the principle of equal protection.

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  • signed The People's Petition Against the Slate of Hate 2019-03-31 16:55:45 -0500
    I am in utter shock that I’m having to sign a petition against taxpayer funded hate sponsored by those elected to represent us. This is shameful. These bills are a waste of time, resources and funds. Children are starving. Our infrastructure is crumbling, but y’all are writing bills that limit the rights of your fellow Americans simply because they don’t live as you do. Have y’all forgotten why we fled England? It was so that we could be free to worship and live as we chose! Stop this hate! Stop wasting time, energy and tax payer dollars writing this crap!!! Grow up!

    The People's Petition Against the Slate of Hate

    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.

    2,018 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.

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