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

Luciana Tamaki
Kay Hereford Voorhees
Willow Jackson
Reyna Montalvo
Jasmine Strain
Florence Sophia Mercado Deogrades
Alice H
Al Hall
Sarah Wiedenhoft
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Luciana Tamaki
    signed 2019-05-16 12:34:50 -0500
  • Robin Lennon-Dearing
    signed 2019-05-07 13:05:39 -0500
    Research has found that having a personal relationship with a friend, relative, or coworker from the LGBT community significantly improves attitudes toward sexual and gender minorities. Take the opportunity to get to know all of your neighbors and constituents, not just some of them. Thank you.
  • Cheyenne Schlecht
    signed 2019-05-01 19:30:36 -0500
  • Raghed Rhoma
    signed 2019-05-01 18:51:10 -0500
    Why is Tennessee doing this? That is just disgusting! We need to be a lot more excepting!!
  • Madison Deaton
    signed 2019-05-01 16:21:20 -0500
    The fact that I have to sign this is ridiculous
  • Ava Nat
    signed 2019-05-01 13:39:05 -0500
  • Christina White
    signed 2019-05-01 12:45:04 -0500
  • Kay Hereford Voorhees
    signed 2019-05-01 10:31:50 -0500
  • Zane Whitney
    signed 2019-05-01 09:16:06 -0500
  • Willow Jackson
    signed 2019-05-01 01:29:36 -0500
  • Kaitlin
    signed 2019-05-01 00:34:01 -0500
  • Lindsey Akers
    signed 2019-04-30 22:53:56 -0500
    Please don’t enforce these laws.
  • Kaylee W
    signed 2019-04-30 20:42:09 -0500
  • Anthony Stark
    signed 2019-04-30 19:53:58 -0500
    Don’t you dare Tennessee you are against these people’s rights no no I’ll come and help them if have to
  • Emily Lesmes
    signed 2019-04-30 18:58:17 -0500
  • Cassie Marvin
    signed 2019-04-30 18:34:45 -0500
  • Reyna Montalvo
    signed 2019-04-30 18:09:01 -0500
  • Sophie Poole
    signed 2019-04-30 14:31:07 -0500
  • Jasmine Strain
    signed 2019-04-30 13:07:10 -0500
  • Ray Downing
    signed 2019-04-30 11:35:46 -0500
  • Arian Tello
    signed 2019-04-30 11:20:42 -0500
  • Florence Sophia Mercado Deogrades
    signed 2019-04-30 04:18:28 -0500
  • Madison Ley
    signed 2019-04-29 21:30:35 -0500
  • jorge dover
    signed 2019-04-29 20:11:42 -0500
  • Melany Mendoza
    signed 2019-04-29 18:39:24 -0500
  • Kali Beard
    signed 2019-04-29 18:39:24 -0500
  • Alice H
    signed 2019-04-29 18:17:38 -0500
  • Al Hall
    signed 2019-04-29 18:15:27 -0500
  • Samantha Lynn
    signed 2019-04-29 17:49:32 -0500
  • Sarah Wiedenhoft
    signed 2019-04-29 17:46:48 -0500

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