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

1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Vasthi Garcia-Ramirez
    signed 2023-03-14 19:50:03 -0500
  • Emma Emtenas
    signed 2023-03-14 18:29:18 -0500
  • tamana powar
    signed 2023-03-14 18:02:52 -0500
  • Leo Kirby
    signed 2023-03-14 17:51:54 -0500
    I’m scared for my, and my friends and families life’s and futures.
  • Birta Hall
    signed 2023-03-14 16:43:39 -0500
  • kaleb smith
    signed 2023-03-14 15:56:58 -0500
  • Hunter Limoges McSween
    signed 2023-03-14 15:08:18 -0500
  • Ava Sinclair
    signed 2023-03-14 13:54:47 -0500
  • Calleigh Spina
    signed 2023-03-14 11:08:13 -0500
  • Sariah francis
    signed 2023-03-14 10:10:41 -0500
    Trans people are doing no harm but the companies contributing to global warming are. As a sixteen year old it’s sickening to watch the world I’m supposed to grow up behave like this. There are children more mature and understanding that hate is less important than saving our one and only home. The earth gave us life and they destroy it while pretending people who just happen to be different are the one’s “harming the youth”
  • Pedro Guerra
    signed 2023-03-14 09:26:31 -0500
  • Tasha J
    signed 2023-03-14 07:57:42 -0500
  • Charlie Freudenberg
    signed 2023-03-14 01:28:35 -0500
  • Luci Sherriff
    signed 2023-03-13 21:39:56 -0500
  • Briyannah Jermon
    signed 2023-03-13 20:30:11 -0500
  • grayson tix
    signed 2023-03-13 19:50:48 -0500
  • Harmonee Tingle
    signed 2023-03-13 16:21:26 -0500
    My bsf is the most amazing person I ever met. I would never want anything to happen to him. People need to focus more on the environment and less on people who are part of LGBTQ+ we arnt harming anyone all we’re doing is trying to live our day to day life’s.
  • Phoebe Beckner
    signed 2023-03-13 13:07:29 -0500
    To all the trans folks who are being so cruelly treated, please stay strong. The community has my whole heart.
  • Andy Amey
    signed 2023-03-13 09:01:50 -0500
  • Mike Schmidt
    signed 2023-03-13 06:41:33 -0500
  • Lilith Lua Nascimento
    signed 2023-03-12 21:29:55 -0500
  • Aziza Sylla
    signed 2023-03-12 18:25:45 -0500
  • María Bravo
    signed 2023-03-12 18:14:34 -0500
  • shawn mama
    signed 2023-03-12 16:20:08 -0500
  • coda sanders
    signed 2023-03-12 15:10:39 -0500
    I dont want to die
  • Agoti Andro
    signed 2023-03-12 12:18:33 -0500
  • kayden duong
    signed 2023-03-12 11:14:29 -0500
  • Zayden Gonzalez
    signed 2023-03-12 11:13:09 -0500
  • Theodore Newton
    signed 2023-03-12 08:20:31 -0500
  • giovanni napoli
    signed 2023-03-12 07:51:46 -0500
    please everyone, do something.

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