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

Janet Brooks
Arianna Abram
chris boyd
Greg Davis
Kirsten Trentham
Laura Harpool
Alexis Maher
Jeffrey Gu
Sydne Scivally
Derek Cail
Andrea Anderson Doyle
John Zupancic
Andrew Rahm
Ashley Morgan
Maribell Lainez-Lozada
Nicholas Hill
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Janet Brooks
    signed 2019-04-06 20:50:20 -0500
  • Victoria Clodfelter
    signed 2019-04-05 15:44:40 -0500
  • Arianna Abram
    signed 2019-04-05 14:50:17 -0500
  • chris boyd
    signed 2019-04-05 12:25:39 -0500
  • Molly Rowland
    signed 2019-04-05 07:42:26 -0500
  • grace farinacci
    signed 2019-04-04 21:00:46 -0500
  • Makayla Harmon
    signed 2019-04-04 20:44:16 -0500
    Makayla Harmon
  • Peter Brand
    signed 2019-04-04 20:29:43 -0500
  • Arianna McGee
    signed 2019-04-04 19:57:07 -0500
  • Greg Davis
    signed 2019-04-04 19:45:14 -0500
  • Kirsten Trentham
    signed 2019-04-04 18:29:46 -0500
  • terri deLong
    signed 2019-04-04 18:26:37 -0500
  • Jennifer DeLong
    signed 2019-04-04 18:23:23 -0500
    Equality for all!!!
  • Ashley Adkins Irons
    signed 2019-04-04 16:11:22 -0500
    I support my LGBTQ+ community & will not stand for these bills. They are a shallow attempt to further discriminate against the queer community in a state which often chooses to stand silently by when people are subject to hate & bigotry.
  • Nicholas Magee
    signed 2019-04-04 15:09:44 -0500
    Nicholas Magee
  • Laura Harpool
    signed 2019-04-04 14:27:07 -0500
  • Alexis Maher
    signed 2019-04-04 11:33:52 -0500
  • Jeffrey Gu
    signed 2019-04-04 11:32:28 -0500
  • Sydne Scivally
    signed 2019-04-04 11:27:12 -0500
  • Derek Cail
    signed 2019-04-04 11:23:34 -0500
  • Andrea Anderson Doyle
    signed 2019-04-04 11:22:38 -0500
    As has been demonstrated elsewhere bills of this nature will only hurt the economy of Tennessee anyone who is fiscally responsible or wishes to cause the least harm to citizens will oppose these bills out of hand.
  • John Zupancic
    signed 2019-04-04 11:21:03 -0500
  • Andrew Rahm
    signed 2019-04-04 11:18:06 -0500
  • Ashley Morgan
    signed 2019-04-04 11:11:44 -0500
  • Nelson Jones
    signed 2019-04-04 11:08:07 -0500
  • Maribell Lainez-Lozada
    signed 2019-04-04 11:07:48 -0500
  • Nicholas Hill
    signed 2019-04-04 11:04:09 -0500
  • jaime venters
    signed 2019-04-04 11:03:10 -0500
    I am transgender and I just want to be able to use the bathroom without harassment or violence. is that really so difficult?
  • Calvina Morgan
    signed 2019-04-04 11:01:16 -0500
  • Eric Emling
    signed 2019-04-04 10:58:22 -0500

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