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

643 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

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  • Chrissy Curet
    signed 2018-12-31 14:54:22 -0600
  • Susan White
    signed 2018-12-31 14:39:37 -0600
  • Ja Rushing
    signed 2018-12-31 13:13:30 -0600
  • Carol Wilkin
    signed 2018-12-31 07:40:40 -0600
  • Adrian Del Caro
    signed via 2018-12-31 07:10:52 -0600
    Please help us retain and recruit the best possible workforce for UT—this means a lot to us Vols.
  • William Neeley
    signed via 2018-12-31 05:50:50 -0600
    William Neeley
  • Kelly Parnell
    signed 2018-12-31 00:24:10 -0600
  • Cindy Stuart
    signed 2018-12-30 17:31:39 -0600
  • Jeff Henry
    signed 2018-12-30 11:41:29 -0600
  • Tereva Parham
    signed 2018-12-30 09:38:56 -0600
  • Lionel Curtis
    signed 2018-12-30 07:02:25 -0600
  • Bruce Budge
    signed 2018-12-30 04:22:52 -0600
    Bruce W Budge
  • Kristen Kelly
    signed 2018-12-30 03:28:41 -0600
  • Camille Dvorak
    signed 2018-12-30 00:11:47 -0600
    Should be all TN employees
  • Larry Perry
    signed 2018-12-29 23:48:35 -0600
  • Marlene Siegel
    signed 2018-12-29 23:43:05 -0600
    Dear Governor Haslam,

    Please consider the importance of protecting the rights of all State government employees including those who identify as LGBTQ. This group of employees are state government employees, too, and deserve the same protections as non LGBTQ employees. All employees deserve to be protected from job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

    Thank you for your consideration on this matter.

    Sincerely,

    Marlene Siegel
  • Tina Royston
    signed 2018-12-29 22:47:32 -0600
  • Virginia Fisher
    signed 2018-12-29 22:21:15 -0600
  • George Nicholas Boyington
    @Civic_Socialite tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-29 21:53:59 -0600
    Sign the petition: Urge Gov. Haslam to protect LGBTQ state government employees http://tnep.nationbuilder.com/urge_gov_haslam_to_protect_lgbtq_state_government_employees?recruiter_id=37423
  • George Boyington
    signed 2018-12-29 21:53:35 -0600
  • Kimberly Graham
    signed 2018-12-29 21:41:28 -0600
  • Dabney Ring
    signed 2018-12-29 21:35:37 -0600
  • Angela Jones
    signed 2018-12-29 19:16:31 -0600
  • Debra Kipling
    signed 2018-12-29 17:46:54 -0600
  • Blair Carroll
    signed 2018-12-29 17:26:03 -0600
  • William Worrall
    signed 2018-12-29 17:17:16 -0600
    Please protect all Tennesseans from discrimination!
  • Stephanie Langley
    signed 2018-12-29 17:01:57 -0600
  • Jimmy Armstrong
    signed 2018-12-29 16:45:05 -0600
  • Julie and Johnny Erwin
    signed 2018-12-29 16:31:59 -0600
  • Mia Romano
    signed 2018-12-29 15:08:15 -0600

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