Urge Gov. Haslam to protect LGBTQ state government employees

Outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich recently signed an executive order barring discrimination against state government employees on the basis of gender identity.  Discrimination based on sexual orientation was already banned. 

Outgoing Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam could do the same for our state government employees.  Sign the petition and urge him to protect LGBTQ state government employees by executive order.  If we get 1000+ signatures, we will deliver them to the Governor's office. 

Dear Governor Haslam,

We urge you to sign an executive order protecting Tennessee state government employees from job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the same protections that Ohio state government employees enjoy thanks to the recent executive order signed by outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Employees of our public colleges and universities already enjoy these projections as do the public employees in Metro Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, and Knox County.  Everyone deserves the opportunity to work without the fear of discrimination. 

Thank you for considering our views.

Who's signing

1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Tim Bath
    signed 2018-12-21 13:13:26 -0600
  • Mary Early-Zald
    signed 2018-12-21 13:13:06 -0600
    Mary Early-Zald
  • Carrie Cleveland
    signed 2018-12-21 12:43:38 -0600
  • Nathan Travis
    signed 2018-12-21 12:41:07 -0600
  • Brendon Holloway
    signed 2018-12-21 11:29:55 -0600
  • Kathy Halbrooks
    signed 2018-12-21 10:47:11 -0600
  • David Chapman
    signed 2018-12-21 10:39:20 -0600
  • Kristine Evenson
    signed 2018-12-21 10:36:01 -0600
  • Sara Mitchell
    signed 2018-12-21 10:30:40 -0600
  • Paul Jones
    signed 2018-12-21 10:29:31 -0600
  • CharLee Howard
    signed 2018-12-21 10:21:01 -0600
  • Chip Barry
    signed 2018-12-21 10:16:01 -0600
  • Leticia Flores
    signed 2018-12-21 10:15:02 -0600
    Governor Haslam, please make this protection apply to all our state’s government employees. It makes a big difference for my friends and colleagues at the University of Tennessee, and for my friends and neighbors in the City of Knoxville-having happy, productive LGBT+ community members is what makes our city and university great. Thanks.
  • Pat Dawley
    signed 2018-12-21 10:10:15 -0600
    No person should have to worry about being discriminated against – PERIOD !!

    Also, please grant clemency to Cyntoia Brown.

    Thank you,
  • Kellye Mitchell
    signed 2018-12-21 10:06:34 -0600
  • Chris Sanders
    signed 2018-12-21 09:46:16 -0600

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