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

Kayla Epstein
Ella Carlson
Emma Heins
Molly Patton
reese miller
Carly P.
Payton Krumholz
Shinead MacFarlane
Aya Meggs
Ruth Laslo
Shaye Hernandez
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Amanda Wilder
    signed 2019-04-25 09:13:41 -0500
  • Justin Croft
    signed 2019-04-24 15:26:24 -0500
  • Kayla Epstein
    signed 2019-04-24 11:08:48 -0500
  • Brandon Cremeans
    signed 2019-04-23 15:06:38 -0500
  • Susan LaGrande
    signed 2019-04-22 18:38:08 -0500
    This is outrageous
  • Hannah Naisbitt
    signed via 2019-04-22 18:37:26 -0500
    As a member of the LGBTQ community, I am saddened at what has occurred here in Tennessee, and especially Nashville, where I reside. Everyone deserves equality and we must continue to fight for that.
  • Joe Freedman
    signed via 2019-04-22 15:31:32 -0500
    As the CEO of a business headquartered in Nashville which employs more than 300 people, I support the LBGQ community. Discrimination is bad for business and should not be tolerated.
  • Geoff Call
    signed 2019-04-22 09:06:28 -0500
    Geoffrey Call
  • Ella Carlson
    signed 2019-04-21 12:07:35 -0500
  • Robert Walden
    signed 2019-04-20 20:41:49 -0500
    Robert Walden
  • Kate Dore
    signed 2019-04-18 10:45:19 -0500
    Kate Dore
  • Lauren Hindman
    signed 2019-04-16 16:08:12 -0500
  • Kathleen Nash
    signed 2019-04-15 21:38:18 -0500
  • Heather Parrish
    signed 2019-04-15 16:10:35 -0500
  • Michael Bunting
    signed 2019-04-13 20:23:52 -0500
  • Emma Heins
    signed 2019-04-13 10:07:12 -0500
  • Molly Patton
    signed via 2019-04-13 09:45:47 -0500
  • reese miller
    signed 2019-04-12 22:06:49 -0500
  • Carly P.
    signed 2019-04-12 17:14:45 -0500
  • Payton Krumholz
    signed 2019-04-12 13:33:51 -0500
  • Heather Stewart
    signed 2019-04-12 11:24:24 -0500
  • Gerald Shook
    @GeraldShook5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-12 09:38:00 -0500
    Sign the petition: The People's Petition Against the Slate of Hate
  • Gerald Norman
    signed 2019-04-12 09:37:28 -0500
  • Shinead MacFarlane
    signed 2019-04-11 08:16:11 -0500
    Shinead MacFarlane
  • Aya Meggs
    signed 2019-04-10 23:04:03 -0500
    A person’s sexual orientation is not a choice. As a predominantly Christian state it appalls me that a legislature full of so much hate, fear and discrimination can be proposed, considering the foundation of Christianity is love. Love of ALL people, including those who have differing opinions, religions, backgrounds, sexual orientation and race. This bill does not immediately impact me as an Australian citizen, but the impact it has on shaping attitudes and beliefs globally can not go un-noted. This bill sets a dangerous precedent for the direction in which we, as a human race, are heading and I choose to not be a part of that. I stand on the right side of history, one which strives for a freer, more accepting future for the generations to come.
  • Ruth Laslo
    signed 2019-04-10 22:14:34 -0500
  • Bailey Adkins
    signed 2019-04-10 22:06:36 -0500
  • Jennifer Lane
    signed 2019-04-10 21:51:34 -0500
  • Shaye Hernandez
    signed 2019-04-10 21:32:23 -0500
  • Izabella Lozano
    signed 2019-04-10 21:28:22 -0500

Donate Volunteer Find an Event