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

Will you sign?

  • Rachel Walker
    signed 2023-03-29 13:28:03 -0500
  • jay guidry
    signed 2023-03-29 11:40:59 -0500
  • Alex Collett
    signed 2023-03-29 06:49:27 -0500
  • Sophie Legge
    signed 2023-03-29 06:08:24 -0500
    This bill is horrifying!! As an Australian, we stand with all trans kids and adults !!
  • Jessica Beems
    signed 2023-03-29 01:24:19 -0500
  • Nia McDonald
    signed 2023-03-28 19:54:57 -0500
  • Sophie Beville-Anderson
    signed 2023-03-28 16:21:09 -0500
  • skylar merrill
    signed 2023-03-28 10:46:30 -0500
    this bill is sick and disgusting anyone should be allowed to do whatever means to be happy in their own skin trans people are not a problem the problems we should be focusing on is the fact our planet is literally dying and we are going to make it worse if we’re not careful
  • Matt Matt
    signed 2023-03-28 10:23:19 -0500
  • Mounira Willeijns
    signed 2023-03-28 08:15:00 -0500
  • Gene Bill
    signed 2023-03-28 05:36:07 -0500
  • Natalia Samkova
    signed 2023-03-28 03:16:49 -0500
  • Toby Lachance
    signed 2023-03-28 02:52:14 -0500
  • Amber Horton
    signed 2023-03-27 23:18:38 -0500
  • Antonel Cuevas
    signed 2023-03-27 19:30:50 -0500
  • Tahirah Shareef
    signed 2023-03-27 19:04:48 -0500
    Leave The Trans Community Alone! They’ve done absolutely nothing but be their true authentic selves. If they aren’t comfortable with the body they were born with, they are comfortable with the body they were born with! Period! And you want to de transition them for what? Be honest here. Money, power, authority? Fuck outta here.
  • Keith Maranville
    signed 2023-03-27 18:55:32 -0500
  • kimmy dunning
    signed 2023-03-27 18:51:38 -0500
  • Caiden Robinson
    signed 2023-03-27 17:15:12 -0500
  • Sam Savery
    signed 2023-03-27 14:25:27 -0500
  • Thomas  Edmund Dunn
    signed 2023-03-27 12:48:42 -0500
  • Cora Brooks
    signed 2023-03-27 09:54:45 -0500
  • Sophie Blackwell
    signed 2023-03-27 05:19:57 -0500
  • Nicole Borges
    signed 2023-03-27 02:52:20 -0500
  • Makayla Baker
    signed 2023-03-27 00:24:27 -0500
  • Mika Vrielijnck
    signed 2023-03-26 23:58:20 -0500
  • Raven Jones
    signed 2023-03-26 23:17:12 -0500
  • Oliver Pearson
    signed 2023-03-26 17:01:44 -0500
  • Kenneth Richardson
    signed 2023-03-26 13:10:22 -0500
  • Kenley Janzen
    signed 2023-03-26 12:31:29 -0500

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