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

301 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Carlos Uroza
    signed 2019-03-19 07:45:11 -0500
  • Nan Blomgren
    signed 2019-03-19 06:50:50 -0500
  • Carolyn Dipboye
    signed 2019-03-19 06:43:54 -0500
    Carolyn Dipboye
  • Matt Wilson
    signed 2019-03-19 05:40:15 -0500
  • Rebecca Yates
    signed 2019-03-18 22:08:05 -0500
  • Dan McEachern
    signed 2019-03-18 21:36:26 -0500
    Please don’t let these bills pass that intentially discriminate againist our citizens.
  • Dale McClain
    signed via 2019-03-18 18:42:56 -0500
    Dale McClain
  • David Williams
    signed 2019-03-18 16:14:02 -0500
  • Emma DuFort
    signed 2019-03-18 15:59:30 -0500
  • clifton hicks
    signed 2019-03-18 15:53:14 -0500
  • Jesse Miller
    signed 2019-03-18 15:44:04 -0500
    No place for hate in TN
  • John Fitzpatrick
    signed via 2019-03-18 14:32:05 -0500
    I vote!
  • Julie Gautreau
    signed 2019-03-18 14:25:40 -0500
  • James McGuire
    signed 2019-03-18 14:23:05 -0500
  • Charles Bowers
    signed via 2019-03-18 11:39:16 -0500
    Enough with the hate! Let’s make America a Civil Society - again.
  • Allan Ramsaur
    signed via 2019-03-18 10:50:06 -0500
  • Don Joyner
    signed via 2019-03-18 10:32:14 -0500
    These bills are immoral and malicious in and of themselves. But, they also have the effect of deepening animosity toward the conservative Christian constituencies to which they are intended to appeal and appease. Societal differences such as these must be addressed through collaborative discourse rather than legal confrontation.
  • Michael O’Neal
    signed via 2019-03-18 10:30:38 -0500
  • Carol Bapty
    signed 2019-03-18 10:29:37 -0500
  • Louis Jordan
    signed 2019-03-18 09:55:38 -0500
  • Andrea Kulp
    signed 2019-03-18 09:21:03 -0500
  • Glenn Stroup
    signed 2019-03-18 09:14:02 -0500
  • Julie and Johnny Erwin
    signed 2019-03-18 08:53:11 -0500
    We oppose all of these hateful bills. Stop the hate.
  • Jerry Jones
    signed 2019-03-18 08:39:54 -0500
  • Elizabeth Mason
    signed 2019-03-18 08:39:09 -0500
  • Erin Seymour
    signed 2019-03-18 08:24:41 -0500
  • Lorinda Kohorst
    signed 2019-03-18 08:07:05 -0500
  • Geri Brown
    @gerib70 tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-18 08:06:10 -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=39822
  • Geri Brown
    signed 2019-03-18 08:05:58 -0500
  • Jim Renfrow
    signed 2019-03-18 07:47:32 -0500

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