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TAKE ACTION: Demand Tennessee's Governor veto anti-LGBTQ adoption bill

Take Action: This week, the Tennessee State Senate passed Senate Bill 1304, a measure that would make private adoption agencies that deny LGBTQ couples adoption rights due to a so-called “religious exemption” eligible for state funding. Governor Bill Lee has indicated he would sign the bill as soon as it reaches his desk.

Let’s make this clear: SB1304 would be tax-payer funded discrimination. SB 1304 is not an “exemption” for the 184,233 LGBTQ Tennesseans who call their state home. With about 26-percent of LGBTQ adults who are raising their families in the state, anti-LGBTQ bills like SB 1304 would prevent LGBTQ adults from the same rights granted to their straight and cis peers.

No person in Tennessee should ever have to experience discrimination simply for being who they are. Adoption services and agencies should only focus on providing children a loving home, not use their mission as some political football for a political party.

Join the Tennessee Equality Project and GLAAD by demanding that Governor Lee veto this legislation rooted in prejudice and discrimination. Tell the Tennessee General Assembly that anti-LGBTQ hate has no place in your state.

568 SIGNATURES
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  • Shirley Wooden
    signed 2020-01-27 07:18:09 -0800
  • Caleb Conklin
    signed 2020-01-26 23:44:46 -0800
  • Dee Foster
    signed 2020-01-26 18:35:53 -0800
  • Rick Nickerson
    signed 2020-01-26 18:21:22 -0800
  • Lisa Nickerson
    signed 2020-01-26 18:06:27 -0800
  • John Overbeck
    signed 2020-01-26 13:06:21 -0800
  • Scott Wynn
    signed via 2020-01-26 06:37:58 -0800
  • William Pfeiffer
    signed 2020-01-25 10:29:16 -0800
  • Debra Ryan
    signed 2020-01-25 10:25:34 -0800
  • Kevin Powers
    signed 2020-01-25 09:12:31 -0800
  • Keith A Myers
    @welshwind tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-25 08:14:23 -0800
    TAKE ACTION: Demand Tennessee's Governor veto anti-LGBTQ adoption bill http://glaad.nationbuilder.com/tnadoption?recruiter_id=1269154
  • Keith Myers
    signed 2020-01-25 08:14:08 -0800
  • James FitzSimmons
    signed 2020-01-25 06:17:37 -0800
  • Richard Johnson
    signed 2020-01-25 05:38:20 -0800
  • Dana Loew
    signed 2020-01-25 05:28:50 -0800
  • Suzanne Bachner
    @SuzanneBachner tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-25 05:04:51 -0800
    TAKE ACTION: Demand Tennessee's Governor veto anti-LGBTQ adoption bill http://glaad.nationbuilder.com/tnadoption?recruiter_id=644575
  • Suzanne Bachner
    signed 2020-01-25 05:04:39 -0800
  • Meg Stemmler
    signed 2020-01-23 17:50:55 -0800
  • Sheila McNally
    signed 2020-01-23 13:20:56 -0800
  • Michael Myers
    signed 2020-01-23 11:53:09 -0800
  • Kazuto Oda
    signed 2020-01-23 11:14:53 -0800
  • Tom Boughan
    signed 2020-01-22 23:08:57 -0800
  • Gloria Wurst
    signed 2020-01-22 08:49:35 -0800
  • Damien Allen
    signed 2020-01-22 02:25:15 -0800
  • Krystal Richard
    signed 2020-01-22 00:42:08 -0800
  • Michael Silva
    signed 2020-01-21 21:46:42 -0800
  • Maddison Hume
    signed 2020-01-21 21:22:03 -0800
  • Laura Baker
    signed 2020-01-21 19:56:37 -0800
  • Maxi Backhouse
    signed 2020-01-21 16:09:54 -0800
  • Gabrielle New
    signed 2020-01-21 14:38:50 -0800

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