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?

  • silas jomes
    signed 2023-03-17 11:45:39 -0500
  • Paula Ruiz
    signed 2023-03-17 11:41:59 -0500
  • Kit Beltrán
    signed 2023-03-17 11:08:14 -0500
    Save trans people
  • Leire García
    signed 2023-03-17 10:40:47 -0500
  • Erika Secret
    signed 2023-03-17 10:37:30 -0500
    Sending love for trans people trying my best to help
  • Adrián Montañés Pastor
    signed 2023-03-17 10:22:15 -0500
  • Kaitlyn Tremblay
    signed 2023-03-17 09:20:32 -0500
    Pro-trans ! LGBTQ! 🏳️‍⚧️ ⚧️
  • Robert Vega
    signed 2023-03-17 09:08:23 -0500
  • Dynaha Nelson
    signed 2023-03-17 09:03:49 -0500
  • Abdiel Gonzalez
    signed 2023-03-17 08:52:39 -0500
  • Robert Robinson
    signed 2023-03-17 08:45:21 -0500
  • Duncan Jordan
    signed 2023-03-17 08:34:19 -0500
  • Andrea Windy Boy
    signed 2023-03-17 02:18:33 -0500
  • Marshall Pritchett
    signed 2023-03-17 01:44:50 -0500
    No one should be forced to hide who they are, or be imprisoned for being themselves, enough is enough
  • Dominique Kyles
    signed 2023-03-17 01:27:04 -0500
    When will enough be enough
  • Kim Lampkin
    signed 2023-03-17 01:20:48 -0500
  • camya milligan
    signed 2023-03-17 01:09:28 -0500
  • Jade Phillips
    signed 2023-03-17 01:06:43 -0500
  • Salma Hernandez
    signed 2023-03-17 00:40:01 -0500
  • Autia Bryant
    signed 2023-03-17 00:21:57 -0500
  • Ashe Barley
    signed 2023-03-16 23:54:55 -0500
    All of these bills are disgusting! This is not Freedom that Americans stand by or for! Take Christianity back to your church and not Laws of Hate and crime! Shame on you!!!
  • Remy Lewis
    signed 2023-03-16 23:41:39 -0500
    You cannot take peoples rights away! Woman, Trans-woman, and Men deserve to be who they want to be ! This is WRONG !
  • mika santiago
    signed 2023-03-16 23:37:40 -0500
  • Kaylen Perez
    signed 2023-03-16 23:18:42 -0500
  • Mya Alstat
    signed 2023-03-16 22:49:36 -0500
  • C C
    signed 2023-03-16 22:31:33 -0500
    Stop bigots
  • Paige Van den bok
    signed 2023-03-16 22:25:57 -0500
  • Michael Quevedo
    signed 2023-03-16 21:48:19 -0500
  • Shaylee Edmiston
    signed 2023-03-16 21:27:44 -0500
  • Anastasia Loboda
    signed 2023-03-16 21:08:34 -0500

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