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

Adam Kujawa
Ameya Amritwar
Joseph Duke
Brayton Doll
Oscar Resendiz
Emma King
Brian Murphy
Kiersten Nunes
Ashley Anders
Samantha Thorp
Susaan Aram
Kathrine Guthrie
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Janell Berry
    signed 2019-04-09 18:30:18 -0500
  • Adam Kujawa
    signed 2019-04-09 16:39:19 -0500
  • Myron Mohr, PhD
    signed 2019-04-09 16:22:46 -0500
    Myron Mohr, PhD
  • Cal Mendelsohn
    signed 2019-04-09 14:45:58 -0500
  • Ameya Amritwar
    signed 2019-04-09 14:12:06 -0500
  • Beth Lewis
    signed 2019-04-09 14:11:32 -0500
  • Joseph Duke
    signed 2019-04-09 14:06:21 -0500
  • Sharisse Steber
    signed 2019-04-09 13:58:11 -0500
    Sharisse Steber
  • Brayton Doll
    signed 2019-04-09 13:56:18 -0500
  • Lee Bailey
    signed via 2019-04-09 13:52:07 -0500
  • Jef Wassom
    signed 2019-04-09 13:51:08 -0500
    Jef Wassom
  • Oscar Resendiz
    signed 2019-04-09 13:25:02 -0500
  • Emma King
    signed 2019-04-09 12:44:35 -0500
  • Elizabeth Richardson
    signed 2019-04-09 12:40:53 -0500
  • Jennifer Hyatt
    signed 2019-04-09 11:47:13 -0500
    I live in Memphis, TN. I am so embarrassed that our state legislature has seen fit to promote such backassward ideas.

    You (public officials) aught to be taking care of the needs of the people of Tennessee! ….

    Go vote for the expansion of the ACA! (Instead our elected officials just voted for a “Medicare block grant system” which does NOT include protections for pre existing conditions.) ….

    Go vote to thoroughly fund our public school system! (Instead our elected officials voted to advance a tuition voucher bill which will syphon away funds from our public schools.)

    You (public officials) need to be supportive of Tennessee ‘s LGTBQ community and quit acting like idiots.
  • Jack Holden
    signed 2019-04-09 11:26:41 -0500
  • Brian Murphy
    signed 2019-04-09 10:50:59 -0500
  • Kelly Williams
    signed 2019-04-09 09:52:36 -0500
  • Kiersten Nunes
    signed 2019-04-09 09:42:46 -0500
  • Ashley Anders
    signed 2019-04-09 09:26:02 -0500
  • Sara Ford
    signed 2019-04-09 09:09:53 -0500
  • Zachary Loren Adams
    signed 2019-04-09 07:27:31 -0500
  • Kathleen Meier
    signed 2019-04-09 06:34:53 -0500
    Kathleen Meier
  • Samantha Thorp
    signed 2019-04-09 04:41:41 -0500
    Equally and dignity for all.
  • Susaan Aram
    signed 2019-04-09 01:15:01 -0500
  • Assad Manzoor
    signed 2019-04-09 00:26:56 -0500
  • Kathrine Guthrie
    signed 2019-04-08 14:30:47 -0500
  • Emily Hansen
    @birman00 tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-07 09:57:05 -0500
    Sign the petition: The People's Petition Against the Slate of Hate
  • Emily Mcmakin
    signed 2019-04-07 09:56:19 -0500
  • Ashley Puckett
    signed 2019-04-07 07:59:50 -0500

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