Patricia Brent donated 2021-09-22 06:58:48 -0500
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Patricia Brent signed Governor Haslam, Veto SB1085/HB1111 2017-05-08 20:37:21 -0500As a native Tennesseean who left in part due to discrimination, I can personally vouch for the economic costs of legislation like this. You are driving out skilled workers and making life harder for those constituents who stay. Do what’s best for everyone and veto this bill.
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.