No special legislative session for bathroom discrimination!

On the evening of May 17, The Tennessean and The Commercial Appeal reported that legislators are considering a special legislative session to take up a new effort to pass a statewide anti-transgender bathroom discrimination law.  Sign YOUR name to the statement below and we'll deliver your signatures to legislative leaders:

Dear Speaker Ramsey and Speaker Harwell:

We oppose a special legislative session to consider an anti-transgender bathroom discrimination law.  It is never justified to spend the state's time and money to advance discrimination.  Thank you for considering our views.

Who's signing

1,073 SIGNATURES
2,500 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Susan Sanocki
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-19 08:37:38 -0500
    I oppose a special legislative session for discrimination. Will you join me?
  • Susan Sanocki
    signed 2016-05-19 08:37:20 -0500
  • Fredrick Brabson
    signed 2016-05-19 08:15:54 -0500
    Fredrick Brabson
  • Randy Tatel
    signed 2016-05-19 08:15:08 -0500
    Such a bill will have unintended consequences that are not good for transgendered persons…
  • Joanne Boyd
    signed 2016-05-19 08:08:55 -0500
    This is political pandering when the Legislature should be attending to the real business of the state. There are very few Transgender individuals in the country and if you went to the bathroom and there was a transgender person in the same room you would not know it. I worked at ETSU for years and shared a bathroom with a person who identified as Transgender. She had served in the military and won several medals. I knew how she identified herself because she was kind enough to come out to our classes to educate people about their bias. Although I worked at the university for many years (which was a safe area to come out) there was only the one person who identified as transgender. So, while I can’t make people stop hating people for being different than them, I can reassure you that the chances of you sharing a bathroom with someone of a different gender in negligible.I should also address the issue of harm to children. There is no harm to children and no history of harm. Being a transgender individual has nothing to do with being a pedophile or being a sex offender.
  • Tim Combs
    signed 2016-05-19 08:05:27 -0500
  • Heather Welborn
    signed via 2016-05-19 07:52:07 -0500
    Heather Welborn
  • Sherry Bell
    signed 2016-05-19 07:39:43 -0500
  • Katherine Warren
    signed via 2016-05-19 07:30:25 -0500
  • Lisa Howe
    signed via 2016-05-19 07:30:02 -0500
    Dear Speaker Ramsey and Speaker Harwell:


    HB2 will cost North Carolina $5 billion over the next 12 months. Let’s not make the Tennessee economy and its people suffer. Hateful legislation has already cost Nashville significant money, though Nashville’s reputation for and resolve of inclusivity, wisdom and acceptance will not be moved. It’s time to stop wasting time and money and move ALL of Tennessee forward, not just Nashville.


    We can judge the content of our character by how we treat the most vulnerable among us. What is Tennessee’s character?


    We oppose a special legislative session to consider an anti-transgender bathroom discrimination law. It is never justified to spend the state’s time and money to advance discrimination. Thank you for considering our views.
  • Meg Beach
    signed via 2016-05-19 07:23:31 -0500
  • Ann Pretzer
    signed 2016-05-19 07:18:48 -0500
  • Renee Marino
    @beeloveflower tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-19 07:10:10 -0500
    I oppose a special legislative session for discrimination. Will you join me? http://tnep.nationbuilder.com/no_special_legislative_session_for_bathroom_discrimination?recruiter_id=53759
  • Renee Marino
    signed via 2016-05-19 07:09:35 -0500
  • Andy Foskey
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-19 07:05:35 -0500
    I oppose a special legislative session for discrimination. Will you join me?
  • Andy Foskey
    signed 2016-05-19 07:04:53 -0500
    Let’s not go down,the same path as NC. Our educational system is already fragile enough without the federal government taking away funds because of discrimination! Protect transgender people whose lives are in danger!
  • Amanda Cogdill
    signed 2016-05-19 07:03:55 -0500
  • Kathryn Claxton
    signed 2016-05-19 07:00:47 -0500
    This is a HORRIBLE solution to a non-existent problem. Do not promote discrimination and do not promote fear about something that has NEVER happened (the only people cross-dressing and going into restrooms with anything less than noble intentions are the haters promoting this type of legislation, and they are making fools of themselves). Please don’t add TN to the list of states that will suffer economically from this legislation which will ultimately be found to be UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
  • Kelley Modlin
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-19 06:58:24 -0500
    I oppose a special legislative session for discrimination. Will you join me?
  • Kelley Modlin
    signed via 2016-05-19 06:57:30 -0500
    The only perverts wanting to know what other people are doing in bathroom stalls are politicians that want the public to look somewhere else while they do something even more nefarious to the economy, freedom or the environment.
  • Julie and Johnny Erwin
    signed 2016-05-19 06:48:15 -0500
    Don’t waste our time and money to pursue your hateful agenda.
  • Heather Thomas
    signed via 2016-05-19 06:46:02 -0500
  • Marsha Hupfel
    signed 2016-05-19 06:45:59 -0500
  • Janet Michel
    signed via 2016-05-19 06:26:46 -0500
  • Anne Stephens
    signed via 2016-05-19 06:12:24 -0500
    Anne Stephens
  • Christina Hutsell
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-19 06:04:57 -0500
    I oppose a special legislative session for discrimination. Will you join me?
  • Christina Hutsell
    signed 2016-05-19 06:04:27 -0500
  • Skip Anderson
    signed 2016-05-19 05:56:22 -0500
  • Lisa Berry
    signed 2016-05-19 05:51:05 -0500
  • Jessica Kersey
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-19 05:32:59 -0500
    I oppose a special legislative session for discrimination. Will you join me?

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