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?

  • 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.
  • Renesmae Qunicy
    signed 2023-03-12 07:44:45 -0500
  • Hayden García
    signed 2023-03-12 07:23:45 -0500
  • Ariana Rexha
    signed 2023-03-12 04:19:52 -0500
  • Max Boyce
    signed 2023-03-12 04:15:01 -0500
  • Salem n/a
    signed 2023-03-11 19:56:12 -0600
  • booty cheek
    signed 2023-03-11 19:53:14 -0600
  • sam poop
    signed 2023-03-11 18:43:12 -0600
  • Anja Crismon
    signed 2023-03-11 18:03:44 -0600
  • Eda Pyrdeck
    signed 2023-03-11 17:14:24 -0600
  • Lacey troup
    signed 2023-03-11 15:48:05 -0600
  • Nicole Walkiewicz
    signed 2023-03-11 15:36:39 -0600
  • beelzebub low
    signed 2023-03-11 13:50:39 -0600
  • Karla Deremo
    signed 2023-03-11 12:23:43 -0600
  • Jamie Cunningham
    signed 2023-03-11 11:40:13 -0600
  • Kel Giang
    signed 2023-03-11 10:46:10 -0600
  • Allie Dixon
    signed 2023-03-11 09:08:19 -0600
    This means a lot as a LGBTQ+ member. We are stripped of our basic human rights the more the years pass. Even though we may not be in the same country and I may not be trans myself. the government is taking away human rights which we shouldn’t sit down and take no matter where In the world you are. with a brother who is transgender I couldn’t imagine him or anyone else going through this and can’t imagine the pain people will go through and i feel like this will be one of the most devastating bills and will literally kill hundreds of youth. I can’t imagine what disgusting people run the government are thinking by taking away trans rights. This is appalling and a violation of basic human rights.
  • Nina Marvin Krulc
    signed 2023-03-11 07:43:08 -0600
  • delilah peterson
    signed 2023-03-11 07:06:25 -0600

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