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

383 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • James Perlow
    signed 2019-03-28 15:36:32 -0500
  • Wayne Lawrence
    signed 2019-03-28 08:22:24 -0500
  • S. M. Johnson-Atchley
    signed 2019-03-27 21:07:50 -0500
  • William Poppen
    signed 2019-03-27 17:49:14 -0500
  • Sara Hughes
    signed 2019-03-27 14:16:00 -0500
  • Billy Kurtz
    signed 2019-03-26 23:36:46 -0500
    I am a pastor of 2 churches and most of my congregants oppose these bills, (including many conservative members). I do not support the bills nor their apparent intent.
  • Pam Simmons
    signed 2019-03-25 13:50:07 -0500
  • Justin Miller
    signed 2019-03-25 12:09:55 -0500
    Justin Miller
  • Juanita Charles
    signed 2019-03-25 10:46:06 -0500
    With all of the things that we could be doing to help the people of TN, it is unconscionable that some legislators choose to spend their time trying to harm our fellow Tennesseans.
  • James Sullivan
    signed 2019-03-25 10:21:55 -0500
  • James Miller
    signed 2019-03-24 09:29:16 -0500
  • Sue Miller
    signed 2019-03-24 09:23:10 -0500
  • The Rev. Michael McLaughlin
    signed 2019-03-23 20:35:09 -0500
  • Gordon Harless
    signed 2019-03-22 14:48:08 -0500
  • johnny hill
    signed 2019-03-21 10:05:19 -0500
  • Mary Walton
    signed 2019-03-21 06:45:53 -0500
    Mary Walton
  • Kelly Holiday
    signed 2019-03-20 09:02:08 -0500
  • Cam Marshall
    signed 2019-03-19 16:27:59 -0500
  • Rev. Dr. Elane O'Rourke
    signed 2019-03-19 13:57:11 -0500
  • Adrienne Place
    signed 2019-03-19 11:36:29 -0500
  • Michael Stephens
    signed 2019-03-19 10:35:58 -0500
  • Mike Engle
    signed via 2019-03-19 09:08:36 -0500
  • Audra Huff
    signed 2019-03-19 09:01:16 -0500
  • Tonya Ruanto
    signed 2019-03-19 08:34:25 -0500
  • rodney pickett
    signed 2019-03-19 08:12:43 -0500
  • 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

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