Take action to defeat the Don't Say Gay bill in the House
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Tennessee Governor
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State Rep. John DeBerry
Tennessee-070
State Rep. Barry Doss
Tennessee-024
State Rep. Kevin Brooks
Tennessee-056
State Rep. Beth Harwell
Tennessee-067
State Rep. Joseph Pitts
Tennessee-016
State Rep. Bill Dunn
Tennessee-082
State Rep. Craig Fitzhugh
Tennessee-012
State Rep. Dale Carr
Tennessee-041
State Rep. John Windle
Tennessee-019
State Rep. Harry Brooks
Tennessee-091
State Rep. Raumesh Akbari
Tennessee-099
State Rep. Ron Lollar
Tennessee-081
State Rep. Debra Moody
Tennessee-048
State Rep. Joe Carr
Tennessee-033
State Rep. John Ragan
Tennessee-023
State Rep. John Forgety
Tennessee-036
State Rep. Dennis Powers
Tennessee-042
State Rep. Ryan Williams
Tennessee-045
State Rep. Courtney Rogers

Take action to defeat the Don't Say Gay bill in the House

    1. Petition by

      TENNESSEE EQUALITY PROJECT

Take action today to defeat the “Don’t Say Gay” bill (HB229) in the House Education Committee of the Tennessee General Assembly before 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 10.

HB229 is “lightning rod” legislation in Tennessee that’s drawn worldwide attention to shameful bigotry and prejudice toward lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in Tennessee. It’s time to end the message of intolerance bigotry inherent in HB229.

As amended, HB229 provides no meaningful education reform and may stigmatize Tennessee students who may be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Tell House lawmakers to lay aside HB229 on the last calendar of the House Education Committee.

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    • Avis Marie Sandar SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      BECAUSE THIS KIND OF INTOLERANCE, BIGOTRY, AND DISCRIMINATION SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE, EVEN WITHIN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE!

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    • Terry DeMars HERMIATAGE, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      It is an injustice to gay youth!!

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    • Katie Balazs CHATTANOOGA, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      This bill is absolutely absurd. Young people are troubled enough by every day life, and that is without having to worry about how others will react when they are ready to come out as lgbt or even be themselves. This would do nothing but encourage young ones to be narrow minded. This bill may also increase bullying. Have we not had enough teenage death? Encouraging ignorance is far from the answer. The solution is education. We are a diverse country. When I was growing up America was proudly called the melting pot.

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    • Beth Hodgin CLEVELAND, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      Love thy neighbor as thyself. Mark 12:31

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    • Susan Pankowsky NASHVILLE, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      Our children spend a great deal of time at school with teachers and counselors who provide them with education. One of the ways that they can educate others is by allowing them a safe place to talk about their sexual journey, whether they are talking about themselves, their parents, or trying to help a friend. Regardless of whether you approve of the gay community, they exist, and their children exist. To not allow the discussion of those family relationships, or not allow children who are being bullied by other kids because of their sexual preferences is to stifle them at a place that they need to feel safe.

      Please help by NOT signing this bill.

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