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

2,019 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Honesty Alexander
    signed 2023-03-18 06:07:21 -0500
  • Myah Oliver
    signed 2023-03-18 05:11:37 -0500
    This is a dumb law tbh
  • Aaliyanza Satterwhite
    signed 2023-03-18 00:26:17 -0500
  • Aziuna maben
    signed 2023-03-18 00:26:11 -0500
  • Sonja Doyle
    signed 2023-03-17 23:57:58 -0500
    I my self is lesbian and I have atrans daughter, and I stand and fight for her, and I am going to stand and fight for you also we are all family!
  • Kahmaree Marrow
    signed 2023-03-17 23:44:49 -0500
  • Mariah Taylor
    signed 2023-03-17 23:26:25 -0500
  • Shayla Villanueva
    signed 2023-03-17 23:22:31 -0500
  • Autumn Tolson
    signed 2023-03-17 23:06:53 -0500
    i am signing this to stop what is happening. transgender people are not toys!
  • Asia Moore
    signed 2023-03-17 23:05:46 -0500
    I feel we should all have rights to do as we please with ourselves at the end of the day them or anyone for that matter should be to express who or what they truly feel about them self without another individual thinking they need to do something about it when it has nothing to do with them nor is it affecting them in any shape way or form. It’s like live your life and I’ll live mines type of thing what I do or how I do it has nothing to do with you.❤️
  • Samantha Bravo
    signed 2023-03-17 22:26:48 -0500
  • khloey robinson
    signed 2023-03-17 22:17:14 -0500
  • Vixx Edmundson
    signed 2023-03-17 22:07:32 -0500
  • Eva Maniadaki
    signed 2023-03-17 20:57:30 -0500
  • Ash knight
    signed 2023-03-17 20:26:40 -0500
  • Emma Grandel
    signed 2023-03-17 18:17:58 -0500
  • Vix Sweet
    signed 2023-03-17 17:20:52 -0500
  • Alina Zander
    signed via 2023-03-17 16:51:48 -0500
  • Sam Lukas
    signed 2023-03-17 16:43:07 -0500
  • Liddy Esmeray
    signed 2023-03-17 15:40:54 -0500
  • Aja Alvarez
    signed 2023-03-17 15:24:06 -0500
  • Javon Livingston
    signed 2023-03-17 15:23:42 -0500
    Fuck dem ppl let trans ppl live
  • Jay Giron
    signed 2023-03-17 14:56:48 -0500
    I don’t know my full address 💀
  • Shynise Livingston
    signed 2023-03-17 14:50:28 -0500
    We are here! Let us be ourselves! There are drug dealers, ppl kill, raping children, & etc! What is the issue with Transgenders? We just want love! Nothing other! There will be so many in the LGBTQ+ community trying to end their lives because it’s always an issue with us being ourselves! Leave us alone!!
  • Kortni Bradley
    signed 2023-03-17 14:26:33 -0500
    Im sighing because all trans people should have right !
  • Daziyah Gilmore
    signed 2023-03-17 14:17:25 -0500
  • Marcina Kays
    signed 2023-03-17 12:34:56 -0500
  • Lezly Vargas
    signed 2023-03-17 12:16:55 -0500
  • Lia Bennett
    signed 2023-03-17 12:01:22 -0500
  • Leslie Heredia
    signed 2023-03-17 11:46:40 -0500

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