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?

  • Shalena (Wq)
    @writerquirk tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-18 11:21:45 -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=60066
  • Shalena Mathews
    signed 2016-05-18 11:21:29 -0500
  • Suzanne Buice
    signed 2016-05-18 11:17:42 -0500
  • Virginia Solomon
    signed 2016-05-18 11:16:13 -0500
    Significant numbers of trans women experience violence at the hands of cis men. There is no documentation of cis women experiencing violence at the hands of trans women. This addresses a made up problem by putting already marginalized people in more danger. I’m embarrassed to say I’m from Tennessee.
  • Mary Kyle
    signed 2016-05-18 11:16:04 -0500
    Please quit creating problems to solve that are an embarrassment to our state and begin working on real issues that need addressing. We’ve got to the bathroom with transgender persons for years with no problem.
  • Wolf Cole
    signed 2016-05-18 11:15:44 -0500
  • Marthe Cumming
    signed 2016-05-18 11:15:23 -0500
    My God! Can you people not do anything except stupid stuff? You are all a disgrace!
  • Thomasin Durgin
    signed 2016-05-18 11:14:55 -0500
  • Robert Taylor
    signed 2016-05-18 11:14:45 -0500
  • Rachel Hahn
    signed 2016-05-18 11:14:40 -0500
  • Lee Shropshire
    signed 2016-05-18 11:14:39 -0500
  • Patrick Luther
    signed 2016-05-18 11:13:35 -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.
  • Marjie Richardson
    signed 2016-05-18 11:13:24 -0500
  • Annie Cowherd
    signed 2016-05-18 11:13:16 -0500
  • John Tirro
    signed 2016-05-18 11:12:50 -0500
  • P.Jacquelyn Schmidt
    signed 2016-05-18 11:12:18 -0500
  • Kara DuLac
    signed 2016-05-18 11:11:41 -0500
    We are all adults, and we must act like adults. Don’t propagate hate in our legislation!
  • Cathy Werthan
    signed 2016-05-18 11:10:08 -0500
  • John Selser
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-18 11:09:43 -0500
    I oppose a special legislative session for discrimination. Will you join me?
  • John Selser
    signed 2016-05-18 11:08:47 -0500
  • Jen Inabnit
    signed via 2016-05-18 11:07:52 -0500
  • Beth Adler
    signed 2016-05-18 11:07:24 -0500
  • Angelita Gonzalez-Mroz
    signed 2016-05-18 11:06:27 -0500
  • Wilbert&Gloria Griffith
    signed via 2016-05-18 11:05:19 -0500
    Real. Bad. Idea.
  • Jennifer Foshee
    signed 2016-05-18 11:05:19 -0500
  • Veronica Dress
    signed via 2016-05-18 11:04:59 -0500
  • Cassidy Williams
    signed 2016-05-18 11:04:46 -0500
  • Ernest Tubbs
    signed 2016-05-18 11:04:00 -0500
  • Sara Lazarus
    signed 2016-05-18 11:03:14 -0500
  • Lillian and John Mashburn
    signed 2016-05-18 11:02:30 -0500
    This is a non issue. Transgendered citizens have been using the restrooms of their appropriate sex for many years with no problems. You don’t even realize it.

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