Urge Senators Alexander and Corker to speak up for LGBTQ people when the next Supreme Court justice is appointed

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring so the President will name a successor who must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.  Sign to urge Senator Alexander and Senator Corker to speak up for the LGBTQ community during the confirmation process.  TEP will deliver a hard copy of the signatures to their offices.

Senator Alexander and Senator Corker:

When the President announces his choice to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, we urge you to speak up for the rights of LGBTQ people.  It is vitally important that members of the Supreme Court support the principle of "equal protection" and that Justice Kennedy's successor uphold the existing rights of LGBTQ people and oppose discrimination against LGBTQ people.  We respectfully ask you to raise these concerns publicly and not to vote for any nominee who supports discrimination.

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1,070 SIGNATURES
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  • Tiffany Lindsey
    signed 2018-06-29 07:37:30 -0500
  • Frances Breland
    signed via 2018-06-29 07:03:53 -0500
  • Dr. R.G. Cravens
    signed 2018-06-29 06:53:02 -0500
  • Ramona Huggins
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-29 06:47:45 -0500
    Sign the petition: Urge Senators Alexander and Corker to speak up for LGBTQ people when the next Supreme Court justice is appointed
  • Ramona Huggins
    signed 2018-06-29 06:47:05 -0500
  • Heather Parsons-McCormack
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-29 06:11:03 -0500
    Sign the petition: Urge Senators Alexander and Corker to speak up for LGBTQ people when the next Supreme Court justice is appointed
  • Heather McCormack
    signed 2018-06-29 06:10:42 -0500
  • Thom Kostura
    signed 2018-06-29 05:57:43 -0500
  • Rena Power
    signed 2018-06-29 05:49:45 -0500
  • Kenneth Brisbane
    signed 2018-06-29 05:48:19 -0500
  • Andrer Whitehead
    signed 2018-06-29 05:33:25 -0500
    In pursuit of happiness
  • Veronica Noechel
    signed 2018-06-29 02:10:07 -0500
  • Terry Yeary
    signed 2018-06-29 01:40:43 -0500
    The idea that the SCOTUS is becoming a political tool, a means for partisan gains is not what the high court was designed to be. It is an institution that reminds us of what our constitution and laws were intended to do or evolve to do. To pull back the raines and oversee rights, fairness, lawfulness, freedoms and equality as we still discover them and freedoms that are not yet realized. In the 1980’s when Roe v. Wade was being threatened Ronald Reagan appointed conservative Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. In 1987 Ronald Reagan also nominated conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy who in July 2015 in his opinion handed down in Obergefell v. Hodges Justice Kennedy wrote:
    “Until the mid-20th century, same-sex intimacy long had been condemned as immoral by the state itself in most Western nations, a belief often embodied in the criminal law. For this reason, among others, many persons did not deem homosexuals to have dignity in their own distinct identity. A truthful declaration by same-sex couples of what was in their hearts had to remain unspoken.”
    “The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times. The generations that wrote and ratified the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment did not presume to know the extent of freedom in all of its dimensions, and so they entrusted to future generations a charter protecting the right of all persons to enjoy liberty as we learn its meaning. When new insight reveals discord between the Constitution’s central protections and a received legal stricture, a claim to liberty must be addressed.”


    Justice Kennedy leaves behind a legacy that no Senator should deny, ignore or set aside. No Senator from our beloved State of Tennessee should ever desire to put a heavily partisan thumb on the scales of justice with the intentions to influence, cause harm or deny others what that Senator himself/herself would expect from full citizenship in the United States of America. We do not live in a country that gets to pick and choose which legal citizens are awarded the rights of full citizenship while others are not. Full citizenship and all that entails is granted to all legal citizens and must have a court that protects that very notion. A court that can objectively view the issues before it, without political influence, biases and prejudices, to determine outcomes of protections of all citizens, fairly and justly while we still explore and learn the meaning of freedom.
  • Natalie Stewart
    signed 2018-06-29 01:22:07 -0500
  • Rev. Michael Alford
    signed 2018-06-29 00:42:14 -0500
    Please stand up for us, we are Tennesseans also!
  • Brandy Layne
    signed 2018-06-29 00:02:09 -0500
  • Angela Hurt Gordon
    signed 2018-06-28 23:54:56 -0500
  • Brian McGowan
    signed 2018-06-28 23:09:36 -0500
  • Tina McMillan
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-28 23:09:25 -0500
    Sign the petition: Urge Senators Alexander and Corker to speak up for LGBTQ people when the next Supreme Court justice is appointed
  • Tina McMillan
    signed 2018-06-28 23:08:57 -0500
  • Eryn Karmiller
    signed 2018-06-28 23:08:54 -0500
  • Sara Jane Goodman
    @sjonmercury tweeted link to this page. 2018-06-28 22:37:24 -0500
    Sign the petition: Urge Senators Alexander and Corker to speak up for LGBTQ people when the next Supreme Court justice is appointed http://tnep.nationbuilder.com/urge_senators_alexander_and_corker_to_speak_up_for_lgbtq_people_when_the_next_supreme_court_justice_is_appointed?recruiter_id=38410
  • Sara Jane Goodman
    signed 2018-06-28 22:36:47 -0500
    Senators, Please consider our LGBT friends’ rights when considering the next SCOTUS nominee. We have come so far in the right direction, don’t allow these rights to be at risk. Please.
  • Karen Kelley
    signed 2018-06-28 22:34:18 -0500
  • Tony Smith DNP APRN
    signed 2018-06-28 22:23:19 -0500
  • Patrick Pyott
    signed 2018-06-28 22:22:57 -0500
  • Susan Johnston
    signed 2018-06-28 22:20:04 -0500
  • Jonathan Cole
    signed via 2018-06-28 21:56:08 -0500
  • Shahin Samiei
    signed 2018-06-28 21:54:24 -0500
  • Jodi Judson
    signed 2018-06-28 21:47:12 -0500

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