Encourage Tennessee to "Say Gay"
  • Petitioned Tennessee Governor

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Tennessee Governor
Tennessee State Senate
Tennessee State House
Tennessee-016
State Rep. Bill Dunn
Tennessee-007
State Sen. Stacey Campfield

Encourage Tennessee to "Say Gay"

    1. Petition by

      Taylor and Alex

      Nashville, TN

Tennessee law makers have recently decided to send the controversial House Bill HB0229 (the Don't Say Gay bill), a bill that bans the open discussion of homosexuality in the classroom, to the House Education Committee. However, simply ignoring the topic of homosexuality will do nothing to make the subject go away. This bill encourages ignorance and silences the voice of many adolescents struggling to find their own identity. This bill is a harmful step backwards in our society and will only lead to more feelings of hatred later on down the road. Please, voice your support in ending the silencing of others. Show Tennessee law makers that it is okay to say gay. Learn more at our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Encourage-Tennessee-to-Say-Gay/186678474715467.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. TN Student Commits Suicide...

      Taylor and Alex
      Petition Organizer

      As the state legislature continues to turn its back on the thousands of its young constituents in pain, the death of Jacob Rogers should remind us of the dear price of continuing to support hate. The openly-gay high school student took his own life recently as result of the discrimination he faced on a daily basis. Please, make Tennessee a more caring place for the Jacob Rogers of the world. Make it okay to say gay.

    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Brandon Phillips BLUFF CITY, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      I support equal rights for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered persons

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    • Danielle Walker NASHVILLE, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      I can't stand to lose one more beautiful soul because the government seems to think it can now control people's social lives. Unacceptable.

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    • Nilah Adcock LASCASSAS, TN
      • almost 3 years ago

      My son is the only reason I need.

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    • Caitlin Oden NASHVILLE, TN
      • almost 3 years ago

      Love is love, no matter who it is between.

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    • Elyse Berlinberg SARATOGA, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Would we ban talking about G-d in school because only some people believe in G-d? Homosexuality exists. Don't deny it and have some shithead on the playground tell kids what homosexuality is and give kids a bias from the start. Oh, and heads up, some of the most influential people in history were homosexual. Richard the Lionheart? Gay rights is the civil rights moment of our times, this is history in the making.

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