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

2,500 signatures

Will you sign?

  • David Calvert
    signed 2016-05-18 18:17:43 -0500
  • Dawn Seidenschwarz
    signed 2016-05-18 18:17:04 -0500
    Please drop this bathroom bill. People can figure this out for themselves without the state legislature being involved. You make yourselves and the state of Tennessee look silly by making an issue of this.
  • Janice Frazier-Scott
    signed via 2016-05-18 18:11:11 -0500
    I wish you guys would address real issues. This is not a concern that most people have but health care coverage, job and poverty are.
  • Stacie Odeneal
    signed via 2016-05-18 18:07:25 -0500
  • Brittan Wogsland
    signed 2016-05-18 18:06:02 -0500
  • Kathryn Weiss
    signed via 2016-05-18 18:05:55 -0500
  • Brandon Whitley
    signed via 2016-05-18 17:59:57 -0500
  • Sharla Mize
    signed 2016-05-18 17:55:45 -0500
    Please represent the whole state, not just conservatives.
  • Frank Roder
    signed 2016-05-18 17:55:18 -0500
  • Janet Willcutt
    signed via 2016-05-18 17:54:22 -0500
  • Kaye Kemnitz
    signed 2016-05-18 17:51:50 -0500
  • Lucy Hillman
    signed 2016-05-18 17:51:47 -0500
    1. There have been zero cases reported anywhere of transgender people attacking people in bathrooms. 2. There have been multiple cases where men have gone into women’s bathrooms in order to assault or rape women or children. The only person who has tried to use the law as a defense in a case of such was asked to do so by a lobbying group, and that defense did not work. 3. Cases of women walking into bathrooms, not being deemed feminine enough to be female are being harassed or thrown out of the women’s bathrooms, even though that is their sex from birth.

    Summer is coming, and I was thinking about cutting my hair. I am not the most feminine looking woman, even though I have been a woman with all the womanly parts from birth. Am I going to have to worry about being kicked out of a bathroom?
  • Joe Boyle
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-18 17:51:24 -0500
    I oppose a special legislative session for discrimination. Will you join me?
  • Joe Boyle
    signed 2016-05-18 17:51:14 -0500
  • Suzanne Queen
    signed via 2016-05-18 17:41:31 -0500
    Suzanne S Queen
  • Risa Karisa
    signed 2016-05-18 17:32:45 -0500
  • Holly Mills
    signed via 2016-05-18 17:31:30 -0500
  • Elizabeth Parmalee
    signed via 2016-05-18 17:30:23 -0500
  • Michael Hughes
    signed 2016-05-18 17:26:44 -0500
  • Eric Patton
    signed 2016-05-18 17:22:52 -0500
  • robilyn prince
    signed 2016-05-18 17:18:43 -0500
  • Christopher Camarata
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-18 17:17:12 -0500
    I oppose a special legislative session for discrimination. Will you join me?
  • Sally Ahner
    signed 2016-05-18 17:13:27 -0500
  • Andrew Pasternak
    signed 2016-05-18 17:13:11 -0500
    I’ve dealt with bullying for quite some time being different. But I’ve come to realize different isn’t always bad. I grew a backbone as a shield to prevent further anxiety, depression, anguish, dismay, anger, rage, malice, and malcontent. Younger Transgender people need these protections it’s just the basis of freedom and equality examples that The United States of America were founded on.
  • Christopher Camarata
    signed 2016-05-18 17:12:31 -0500
  • Julia Tate-Keithg
    signed via 2016-05-18 17:12:01 -0500
  • Robert Dean
    signed 2016-05-18 17:11:51 -0500
  • Janet Santana
    signed 2016-05-18 17:09:11 -0500
    Janet Santana
  • Jason Keith
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-18 17:06:17 -0500
    I oppose a special legislative session for discrimination. Will you join me?
  • Jason Keith
    @jmanryan945 tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-18 17:06:15 -0500
    I oppose a special legislative session for discrimination. Will you join me?

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