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

1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Noah Lowenstein
    signed 2023-03-22 19:18:44 -0500
  • Giuli Poggio
    signed 2023-03-22 18:33:44 -0500
  • Karen Tapia Soriano
    signed 2023-03-22 17:00:39 -0500
  • Lucía Luque Rodríguez
    signed 2023-03-22 16:18:04 -0500
  • Katrina Hagerman
    signed 2023-03-22 15:54:11 -0500
  • María Viridiana De La Cruz Martínez
    signed 2023-03-22 15:15:05 -0500
  • Jena Malott
    signed 2023-03-22 13:40:12 -0500
  • Balls Ally
    signed 2023-03-22 11:04:32 -0500
  • Damián Álvarez
    signed 2023-03-22 10:35:09 -0500
  • Elizabeth Lopez
    signed 2023-03-22 09:45:19 -0500
  • Brianna King
    signed 2023-03-22 08:52:00 -0500
  • Danna(Adam) olivia Villalba cota
    signed 2023-03-22 07:39:07 -0500
    No podemos dejar que esto se quede en las sombras, nos están desvalorizando por lo que somos
  • Sofia Bertotto
    signed 2023-03-22 07:38:33 -0500
  • Valentina Rete
    signed 2023-03-22 07:06:29 -0500
  • Noah Cabrera
    signed 2023-03-22 04:05:15 -0500
  • Jakarly Firebrace
    signed 2023-03-22 03:18:01 -0500
  • Tobías Gibert
    signed 2023-03-22 01:20:03 -0500
  • Maris Lobos
    signed 2023-03-22 01:10:52 -0500
  • Michael Apita
    signed 2023-03-22 00:07:30 -0500
  • Shacorra Jackson
    signed 2023-03-21 23:13:10 -0500
  • Annedell Walker
    signed 2023-03-21 21:05:43 -0500
  • Epiphany Lacey
    signed 2023-03-21 20:39:38 -0500
  • Valeria Llerena
    signed 2023-03-21 19:07:17 -0500
  • Makayla Negron
    signed 2023-03-21 15:48:43 -0500
  • christopher mangonzo
    signed via 2023-03-21 14:52:41 -0500
    This is wrong and i hope this bill gets removed immediately. Stop worrying about trans people and focus on how many times children get shot in schools for no reasons.
  • Bryce Robinson
    signed 2023-03-21 14:19:20 -0500
  • Leon King
    signed 2023-03-21 13:07:28 -0500
    If I was forced to detransition and trapped in the state enforcing this, I would end my own life. I don’t want KIDS to feel that way too!
  • Toby Noe
    signed 2023-03-21 11:24:55 -0500
    You’re so worried about people being happy and wanting to be who they are. Yet you still ignore how almost half of the animal population is dying choose to do nothing about it. In a decade, if not even that, polar bears, tigers, and other exotic and endangered animals will be extinct. Stop focusing on what trans people are doing, and worry about how your future kids won’t even know what a tiger is. Stop anti-trans bills NOW
  • Brittany Presto
    signed 2023-03-21 07:11:24 -0500
    We are people too .
  • Jamario Sanders
    signed 2023-03-20 19:54:49 -0500

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