Senator Lamar Alexander: Vote YES on ENDA (S.815), don't weaken transgender protections
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Sen. Lamar Alexander

Senator Lamar Alexander: Vote YES on ENDA (S.815), don't weaken transgender protections

    1. Petition by

      Tennessee Equality Project

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is important to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Tennesseans who often face job discrimination but lack protections at the state level.  Sen. Alexander is getting a lot of pressure from far Right groups who think he is not doing enough to stop ENDA.  He's hearing their voices so he needs to hear our voices.  Sen. Alexander indicated in July that he may file amendments to the bill to weaken transgender protections.  The bill may come before the full Senate in September.

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    • Brandon Hutchison NASHVILLE, TN
      • 2 months ago

      Ensuring our labor laws adequately protect the ability of every American to earn a living to pay their own way in life is essential. This law simply affirms that we believe every employer should stick to this core value and not let our differences get in the way.

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    • Don Chambers KNOXVILLE, TN
      • 3 months ago

      We must respect the rights of all Tennessee citizens.

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    • James Faucette NASHVILLE, TN
      • 6 months ago

      I am transgender and even though I am protected right now I worry about when I finish school and get a job somewhere else. Please do not put forth any anti-Trangender admenments to this bill and vote yes for all transgender rights everywhere!

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    • Donald Peterson NASHVILLE, TN
      • 6 months ago

      EVERYONE SHOULD BE TREATED EQUALLY, SENATOR.

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    • Alexandra Bertsche CHICAGO, IL
      • 7 months ago

      Sexual orientation and gender identity are factors that a person can't control, the same way they can't control their race, height, or eye color. To discriminate against someone on the basis of any of these accounts is just as bad as to discriminate against someone on all of them. Don't strip protection from those who still need it.

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