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?

  • Patricia Goedecke
    signed 2019-03-18 07:24:17 -0500
  • Richard Hansen
    signed 2019-03-18 06:38:14 -0500
  • Sarah Katko
    signed 2019-03-18 06:35:57 -0500
  • Nicolle Vitellaro
    signed 2019-03-18 03:45:35 -0500
  • Karen Robbins
    signed 2019-03-18 02:22:45 -0500
  • Heather Thomas
    signed 2019-03-17 23:50:30 -0500
  • Debbie Brevard
    signed 2019-03-17 23:36:38 -0500
  • Cathy Pattat
    signed 2019-03-17 22:55:06 -0500
  • Hannah Feldhacker
    signed 2019-03-17 22:15:48 -0500
  • Roger Schecter
    signed 2019-03-17 22:07:05 -0500
  • Justin Miller
    signed 2019-03-17 21:42:11 -0500
  • Julie Bisgaard
    signed 2019-03-17 21:39:47 -0500
  • Andrea Hewitt
    signed 2019-03-17 21:28:54 -0500
    Please do not hurt my family with these frivolous bills.
  • Peg Harrington
    signed 2019-03-17 21:13:09 -0500
    I’m so tired of the politics of fear, hate, and exclusion. Where is the Christ you purport to follow in this?
  • Judy Loehr
    signed 2019-03-17 21:12:56 -0500
  • Robert Erwin
    signed 2019-03-17 21:02:02 -0500
    Robert D Erwin
  • Kathy Halbrooks
    signed 2019-03-17 20:52:12 -0500
  • Chris Buice
    signed 2019-03-17 20:52:02 -0500
  • Fredrikka Maxwell
    signed 2019-03-17 20:50:31 -0500
    The slate of hate is bad for Tennessee, bad for business, and bad for tourism into our state. It is also bad for the LGBT Q communities who are already marginalized, demonized, and, if all of these laws pass, Criminalized.
  • Christy Cowan
    signed 2019-03-17 20:44:07 -0500
    Christy Cowan
  • Marge Wild
    signed 2019-03-17 20:42:33 -0500
  • Mary Simcox
    signed 2019-03-17 20:37:38 -0500
  • Jamie Woodruff
    signed 2019-03-17 20:35:39 -0500
  • Alisa Jones
    signed 2019-03-17 20:31:50 -0500
  • Phil Michal Thomas
    signed 2019-03-17 20:29:47 -0500
    End bigotry and discrimination
  • Christy Osborne
    signed 2019-03-17 20:27:47 -0500
  • Stephanie Dodge
    signed 2019-03-17 20:27:28 -0500
  • Lindsey Dye
    signed 2019-03-17 20:26:32 -0500
  • Sara Mitchell
    signed 2019-03-17 20:25:11 -0500
  • John Feldhacker
    signed 2019-03-17 20:21:47 -0500
    Please vote no to these hurtful bills!

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