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

444 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • JAye Harris
    signed 2021-12-01 15:00:10 -0600
  • Ashleigh Campi
    signed 2021-09-10 16:06:26 -0500
  • Sean Clayton
    signed 2021-08-12 19:29:22 -0500
  • Winter Ervin
    signed 2021-08-04 11:46:22 -0500
  • Mary Dyer
    signed 2021-07-12 18:30:50 -0500
  • Brittany Acosta
    signed 2021-07-12 15:08:53 -0500
  • Sarah McIntyre
    signed 2021-07-01 20:06:06 -0500
  • Samantha VanNeste
    signed 2021-06-09 09:43:03 -0500
  • Courtney Lewis
    signed 2021-06-08 21:17:24 -0500
  • Lauren Fox
    signed 2021-05-28 23:39:01 -0500
  • Evan Pitts
    signed 2021-05-25 23:08:27 -0500
  • Christopher Robles
    signed 2021-05-25 17:09:05 -0500
  • Candace Malinke
    signed 2021-05-25 15:50:02 -0500
  • Courtney Gavin
    signed 2021-05-25 13:26:48 -0500
    Signed
  • Landria Ferrell
    signed 2021-05-25 13:25:48 -0500
  • Nicholas Neagle
    signed 2021-05-25 04:25:33 -0500
  • Blake Ells
    signed 2021-05-24 23:42:33 -0500
  • Jerry Swain
    signed 2021-04-23 16:05:16 -0500
  • Manderley Swain
    signed 2021-04-23 10:41:50 -0500
  • Eddie Swain
    signed 2021-04-23 10:27:37 -0500
    Fuck them, this shit is unconstitutional
  • Mackenzi Davis
    signed 2021-04-23 10:23:44 -0500
  • Andrea Lyles
    signed 2021-04-23 10:13:00 -0500
  • Carson Kirby
    signed 2021-04-23 10:03:59 -0500
  • Catherine Lauderdale
    signed 2021-04-23 09:56:44 -0500
  • Ellen Olhsson
    signed 2021-04-22 16:16:54 -0500
  • megan Baker
    signed 2021-04-22 13:56:08 -0500
  • Mary Ann Smokler
    signed 2021-04-22 09:59:48 -0500
  • Kai Starkey
    signed 2021-04-21 16:52:07 -0500
  • Celia Goldstein
    signed 2021-04-20 23:28:42 -0500
  • Aturina Emrys
    signed via 2021-04-20 14:18:45 -0500

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