The People's Petition Against the Slate of Hate

The people of Tennessee are speaking out against bills that result in discrimination against LGBTQ people in our state.  Here is our statement with a summary of the bills.

"As residents of Tennessee, we oppose these bills in the Tennessee General Assembly. They promote discrimination rather than justice and demean the worth of LGBTQ people in our state.  We call on people of good will to join us in speaking out for basic fairness."

The bills are:

SB848/HB1152 by Sen. Hensley and Rep. Ragan and SB1304/HB836 by Sen. Pody and Rep. Rudd.   These bills promote state-sanctioned discrimination by private adoption agencies against prospective parents on the basis of religious and moral objection.

SB364/HB563 by Sen. Gardenhire and Rep. Zachary.  The Business License to Discriminate bill.  The bill casts businesses rather than the LGBTQ community as possible victims of discrimination and opens the door to taxpayer funded discrimination.

SB1297/HB1151 by Sen. Pody and Rep. Ragan.  While the bill seems to be about indecent exposure, its original text is a devious attempt to criminalize transgender and gender nonconforming people in restrooms and locker rooms.  The bill has been amended in a House subcommittee to remove the portions targeting the transgender community.  We want to make sure the amendment remains on the bill.

SB1499/HB1274 by Sen. Hensley and Rep. Holt. This bill requires the Attorney General to defend school districts that engage in anti-transgender bathroom discrimination.  

SB1282/HB1369 by Sen. Pody and Rep. J. Sexton.  The Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act is an attack on marriage equality.

Who's signing

Nicole Greuel
Lauren Fox
Liv we1rd0
K K
Syd Baker
josephine browne
Sage Mahony
ava thomas
Caitlyn Smith
Linnani Simpson
M Stoothoff
alex beaumont
2,019 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Wade King
    signed 2024-07-16 12:42:24 -0500
    I am 58 now and we have come too far to go back to how things were. This is just the beginning for the hypocrite Republicans plan to do far far worse when Trump is elected. It worries me for all my brothers and sisters. I know exactly how far they really want to take it. None of us will be safe. But when we loose our rights, every Americans human rights are up for grabs.
  • Oliver Weidman
    signed via 2024-05-02 14:01:30 -0500
  • Nicole Greuel
    signed 2024-04-11 16:42:20 -0500
  • Djdj Jdcjdj
    signed 2024-03-10 15:57:40 -0500
  • Kearen Doyek
    signed 2023-10-30 02:33:12 -0500
  • Lauren Fox
    signed 2023-10-21 02:28:41 -0500
  • Christopher Smith
    signed 2023-10-18 06:19:53 -0500
    It’s time to end hatred in Tennessee, the USA, and on the planet Earth. It’s been going too long and only supports a return to war, genocide, and terrorism. Our leaders are filled with hatred for the queer community. Disability, race, gender, sex, and sexual orientation should not determine a persons worth. It’s time that decent people push back against the slate of hate.
  • Jj Richardson
    signed 2023-09-27 12:12:15 -0500
  • Shannon Marquardt
    signed 2023-09-24 14:14:20 -0500
  • Lauren Grinder
    signed 2023-09-15 17:40:03 -0500
  • Liv we1rd0
    signed 2023-06-11 20:42:08 -0500
  • Oliver Rose
    signed 2023-06-04 01:09:21 -0500
    TRANS RIGHTS!!!!!
  • Lyla Shepherd
    signed 2023-05-23 17:57:15 -0500
    TRANS RIGHTS!!! This is unacceptable! I’m a minor and I’m only young, but i promise I will do all that’s in my power to help. I love all the petitions and I will send the link to everyone in my power. I will also post some awareness on my profile.

    Xoxo, Lyla
  • Urtė Motiejūnaite
    signed 2023-05-20 12:12:35 -0500
  • K K
    signed 2023-05-16 21:52:38 -0500
  • Syd Baker
    signed 2023-05-16 18:19:53 -0500
  • josephine browne
    signed 2023-05-16 04:43:17 -0500
  • Alexis B
    signed 2023-05-09 20:32:47 -0500
  • Sage Mahony
    signed 2023-05-09 07:14:58 -0500
  • ava thomas
    signed 2023-05-07 09:11:02 -0500
  • Alexandrea Chapman
    signed 2023-05-03 22:33:40 -0500
  • Caitlyn Smith
    signed 2023-05-03 02:49:10 -0500
  • Naty Rodriguez
    signed 2023-04-29 20:11:39 -0500
  • Linnani Simpson
    signed 2023-04-28 06:47:24 -0500
  • Max McDonald
    signed 2023-04-26 10:44:23 -0500
    No more trans hate!
  • M Stoothoff
    signed 2023-04-26 09:56:04 -0500
  • alex beaumont
    signed 2023-04-24 16:39:20 -0500
  • Anna Ono
    signed 2023-04-24 16:39:04 -0500
  • Lei Mas
    signed 2023-04-24 01:38:07 -0500
    We are people too.
  • Josephine Ferrell
    signed 2023-04-22 23:49:35 -0500

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