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

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  • Gene Sorensen
    signed 2023-04-02 22:56:28 -0500
  • Kenzie Byers
    signed 2023-04-02 18:52:29 -0500
  • Angelina Rappa
    signed 2023-04-02 03:26:09 -0500
  • Lyah Ramirez
    signed 2023-04-02 03:15:56 -0500
  • kendyl cardiff
    signed 2023-04-01 18:38:51 -0500
  • Melissa Harris
    signed 2023-04-01 15:06:45 -0500
  • Spencer Spencer
    signed 2023-04-01 09:48:44 -0500
  • Jessica Patton
    signed 2023-04-01 09:24:06 -0500
  • Franck Koukal
    signed 2023-04-01 07:21:47 -0500
  • Jade Sagor
    signed 2023-04-01 04:21:39 -0500
  • Bica Lieb
    signed 2023-04-01 02:42:03 -0500
  • Vinny Veruda
    signed 2023-03-31 18:43:22 -0500
  • Alanya Campbell
    signed 2023-03-31 18:31:39 -0500
  • Gwyn Dante
    signed 2023-03-31 18:19:15 -0500
  • Brooklyn Randall
    signed 2023-03-31 17:25:58 -0500
  • Sof
    signed 2023-03-31 11:58:41 -0500
  • Ana Sotana
    signed 2023-03-31 09:43:51 -0500
  • ami gonda
    signed 2023-03-31 09:21:42 -0500
  • Luca Garofalo
    signed 2023-03-31 08:54:03 -0500
  • Genevie Hultstrand
    signed 2023-03-31 08:34:22 -0500
  • Isabella Gutierrez
    signed 2023-03-31 03:30:43 -0500
  • Leila Albakri
    signed 2023-03-30 19:47:01 -0500
  • Dimaex Louis Charles
    signed 2023-03-30 18:43:28 -0500
  • ethan parfree
    signed 2023-03-30 16:50:15 -0500
  • Bella Tabak
    signed 2023-03-30 15:35:29 -0500
  • Allison Wilson
    signed 2023-03-30 12:55:40 -0500
  • Thomai Notsayingmylastname
    signed 2023-03-30 05:16:31 -0500
  • Trina Whorgan
    signed 2023-03-30 04:43:46 -0500
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  • Danielle Gallagher
    signed 2023-03-30 00:00:14 -0500
  • Ligma Balls
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