Joanne Kokot-Hoppen

  • commented on Condolences to Mayor Megan Barry and her Family 2017-08-11 12:17:00 -0500
    Dear Megan and Bruce,

    There are no words to express my deepest condolences to you. Please know, we are all holding you in a loving embrace as you begin the journey of your new normal without your beautiful Max.

    With love,


    Condolences to Mayor Megan Barry and her Family

    Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and her husband Bruce recently lost their son Max.  Members of the LGBT community and allies can leave their condolences here and we will deliver them to the Mayor.  Please include your city in your comments.  Thank you for showing your love for Mayor Barry and her family.

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  • signed Governor Haslam, Veto SB1085/HB1111 2017-04-27 13:48:02 -0500
    Joanne Kokot-Hoppen

    Governor Haslam, Veto SB1085/HB1111


    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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