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

443 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Angel Anagnostaki
    signed 2019-04-29 14:04:44 -0500
    I will for sure sign!!
  • Nathan Dawthorne
    signed 2019-04-29 11:56:30 -0500
  • Maria Hurt
    signed 2019-04-27 15:04:12 -0500
  • Stefan Chirica
    signed 2019-04-26 17:58:33 -0500
  • John Smith
    signed 2019-04-26 09:33:16 -0500
  • Larry Dawson
    @ tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-25 16:18:24 -0500
    Sign the petition: The People's Petition Against the Slate of Hate https://www.tnep.org/the_people_s_petition_against_the_slate_of_hate?recruiter_id=53026
  • Larry Dawson
    signed 2019-04-25 16:18:16 -0500
  • Caitlin Payne
    signed 2019-04-25 11:12:24 -0500
  • Stephanie Marion
    signed 2019-04-25 09:29:47 -0500
  • 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

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