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?

  • gwen queme
    signed 2023-03-16 00:10:58 -0500
  • Alex Smith
    signed 2023-03-15 23:00:46 -0500
  • Mickey Martin
    signed 2023-03-15 22:05:37 -0500
  • Emma Kemp
    signed 2023-03-15 20:47:12 -0500
  • Jennifer Flores
    signed 2023-03-15 20:06:41 -0500
  • Savanna Matthews
    signed 2023-03-15 20:02:47 -0500
    I’m just unhappy with the worlds right now …
  • Brooke Scrivens
    signed 2023-03-15 19:49:25 -0500
  • Sal Talley
    signed 2023-03-15 19:10:20 -0500
    Unbelievable. It’s 2023, and this shit is still happening. I’m Agender, I’m under the trans umbrella and I should have to be scared of being killed or threatened for my safety and freedom. This is bullshit, “land of the free” my ass.
  • Mars Sabo
    signed 2023-03-15 16:43:23 -0500
  • svea jörgensen
    signed 2023-03-15 16:04:16 -0500
  • Xander Tristano
    signed 2023-03-15 15:57:42 -0500
  • Mars Udell
    signed 2023-03-15 15:51:00 -0500
  • Jasper Medina
    signed 2023-03-15 15:31:58 -0500
  • Lizzie P
    signed 2023-03-15 14:34:42 -0500
  • jaxx haynes
    signed 2023-03-15 13:40:12 -0500
  • cynthia oster
    signed 2023-03-15 12:45:39 -0500
  • Bow Gaylor
    signed 2023-03-15 12:10:43 -0500
  • Fay St
    signed 2023-03-15 12:05:44 -0500
  • Bradie Winders
    signed 2023-03-15 12:00:41 -0500
  • Samuel Bařina
    signed 2023-03-15 11:54:38 -0500
  • Remmy Sines
    signed 2023-03-15 11:31:26 -0500
    I am a trans kid who hasn’t transitioned yet and I want to some time in the future but if bills keep getting passed my future might not become reality…
  • Grayson Lackey
    signed 2023-03-15 10:38:05 -0500
    This needs to stop I hate that this is happening and I am truly scared for myself as a trans person and the rest of the trans community
  • Nevaeh Reeves
    signed 2023-03-15 09:43:40 -0500
  • Erica Morse
    signed 2023-03-15 09:20:26 -0500
  • Jess Aguila
    signed 2023-03-15 09:17:10 -0500
  • Nea Engelhardt
    signed 2023-03-15 07:44:59 -0500
  • Evan Williams
    signed 2023-03-14 23:53:01 -0500
    Fuck them! They cant take away our human rights!! I’m so fucking terrified for me and my friends.
  • Julien Williams
    signed 2023-03-14 22:38:16 -0500
  • Xachary Delarosa
    signed 2023-03-14 22:27:29 -0500
  • Conner Deleon
    signed 2023-03-14 21:48:20 -0500
    Stop anti trans gender bills!

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