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?

  • Jamario Sanders
    signed 2023-03-20 19:54:49 -0500
  • Faith Catalan
    signed 2023-03-20 19:48:02 -0500
  • El Floyd
    signed 2023-03-20 19:06:57 -0500
  • Nicole Adkins
    signed 2023-03-20 18:03:41 -0500
  • Chelsea Randall
    signed 2023-03-20 15:33:19 -0500
  • Seb Almeida Leon
    signed 2023-03-20 13:12:02 -0500
  • Shari Völker
    signed 2023-03-20 12:23:52 -0500
  • Danielle Sharp
    signed 2023-03-20 10:12:59 -0500
    We deserve the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness just as everyone else!
  • Kaitlyn Williams
    signed 2023-03-20 09:39:14 -0500
  • Avery Black
    signed 2023-03-20 09:05:34 -0500
  • Maureen Chiaramonte
    signed 2023-03-20 04:26:11 -0500
  • Estrella Villelas
    signed 2023-03-20 01:07:40 -0500
  • vehiatua maurin
    signed 2023-03-20 00:55:13 -0500
  • Anonymous
    signed 2023-03-19 22:44:18 -0500
    I know for a fact that we all fought for our rights so we can all feel accepted in this “free country” and now it’s ruined. I want to support the best I can seeing how I’m also part of the LGBTQ+ community. Please do not ruin our lives.
  • ash hutson
    signed 2023-03-19 19:19:17 -0500
  • cam Ammons
    signed 2023-03-19 19:09:53 -0500
  • Ally Joseph
    signed 2023-03-19 17:50:39 -0500
  • Rubi García
    signed 2023-03-19 15:20:55 -0500
  • Lena Lauchenauer
    signed 2023-03-19 14:47:54 -0500
  • devy Axel Arias
    signed 2023-03-19 13:33:49 -0500
  • Alexandra Jugasova
    signed 2023-03-19 09:41:37 -0500
    Please protect trans people
  • Nicolás Groselle
    signed 2023-03-19 09:19:48 -0500
  • Haydel Becerra
    signed 2023-03-19 08:28:14 -0500
  • Poop Poopp
    signed 2023-03-19 07:47:47 -0500
    no anti trans bills grrr
  • Jeziel Santana
    signed 2023-03-19 07:41:10 -0500
  • Lara Leal Vaz
    signed 2023-03-19 06:32:02 -0500
  • Tamara Bingert
    signed 2023-03-19 03:20:09 -0500
  • Anthony Lucchetti
    signed 2023-03-19 00:37:56 -0500
    Espero que esto sirva de algo por los niñes, niños y niñas trans que sufren por la discriminación y que encima los quieren “extinguir”
  • Michelle Salinas
    signed 2023-03-18 23:02:06 -0500
  • Manuel Belso
    signed 2023-03-18 22:39:21 -0500

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