Judy Jacobs

  • posted about No Discrimination in Federal Contracts! on Facebook 2016-05-21 21:03:25 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!

    No Discrimination in Federal Contracts!

    In late April the U.S. House Armed Services Committee voted to undo President Obama's non-discrimination executive orders for federal contracts via the Russell amendment.  This amendment is part of the National Defense Authorization Act. 

    Removal of the President's executive orders on non-discrimination would be a disaster for LGBT people in states like Tennessee that lack employment protections covering sexual orientation and gender identity. 

    Please, sign this petition to Tennessee's two U.S. Senators and nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives and we will make sure copies are sent to their offices.

    554 signatures

    Dear Senators Alexander and Corker and Representatives Roe, Duncan, Fleischmann, Desjarlais, Cooper, Black, Blackburn, Fincher, and Cohen:

    We oppose the Russell amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act and similar efforts to reverse President Obama's executive orders on employment non-discrimination for federal contractors.  Protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is important to Tennesseans.  Thank you for considering our views.

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  • endorsed 2016-04-18 19:55:43 -0500
    A counselor agrees to act in accordance with professional ethical standards. These don’t include refusing to treat clients because of the client’s sexual orientation or identity. The professional person acting as a professional is supposed to be interested in the well-being of the client, not the particular personal or religious “deeply held beliefs” the counselor may hold. If a counselor is incapable of separating personal prejudice from professional conduct, a law is not the answer. The answer is a change of jobs where personal religious positions will not interfere. Like garbage collector, or dishwasher, or roofing repair technician.

    I asked Governor Haslam to veto HB1840, the counseling discrimination bill

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    Take a minute to contact Governor Bill Haslam by phone message or on Twitter and then let us know you did it using this form.  Let's get to 500 or more!

    I called or Tweeted Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and urged him to veto HB1840, the counseling discrimination bill.  I'm asking you to do the same this week.

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  • posted about Governor Haslam, Keep listening and oppose HB2414 on Facebook 2016-04-15 16:06:58 -0500
    Sign the petition: Governor Haslam, Keep listening and oppose HB2414. Will you help us get more signatures?

    Governor Haslam, Keep listening and oppose HB2414

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    Sign this NEW petition urging Governor Bill Haslam to keep listening to the voices opposed to the anti-transgender student bathroom bill!

    1,533 signatures

    Governor Haslam, please continue to oppose HB2414 and listen to the voices of transgender students and the business community speaking out against the bill.  Thank you for considering our views.

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  • endorsed 2016-02-08 11:47:53 -0600
    Whatever your personal opinions on whether or not people of the same sex are legally entitled to the same marital rights, obligations, protections under the law, the supreme court has ruled. To push your own little prejudices on the legislature and on the population of the state is more revealing of your own small-mindedness and ignorance of the proper role of government in this country than anything else. If you disapprove of same-sex marriage, don’t have one. The marriages of other couples have no impact on those of anybody but themselves, are none of your business, and to waste the limited resources of the legislature on such matters is disgraceful. This kind of nonsense is what contributes to our state, and our elected officials in particular, being the laughing stock of the world. Try being a leader for a change.

    The People's Resolution Opposing Tennessee House Joint Resolution 529 on Marriage Equality

    Sign on as a co-sponsor of the People's Resolution Opposing Tennessee House Joint Resolution 529 on Marriage Equality.

    WHEREAS, Rep.  Susan Lynn has introduced a resolution urging the members of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee to express their disagreement with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges; and

    WHEREAS, the Tennessee Constitution affirms "That the citizens have a right, in a peaceable manner, to assemble together, for their common good, to instruct their representatives, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government for redress of grievances or other proper purposes, by address or remonstrance;" and

    WHEREAS, the State of Tennessee ought to be focused on the legal equality of all its people rather than attacking the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community; and

    WHEREAS, "the equal protection of the laws" is a cherished principle in American jurisprudence; now, therefore,

    BE IT RESOLVED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, that we oppose House Joint Resolution 529 and urge the members of the 109th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee to uphold the entire Constitution of the United States, including the Fourteenth Amendment, and cease their legislative attacks on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

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