John Guenst

  • started a monthly donation 2018-04-02 09:59:36 -0500

    WE, the LGBTQ Resistance in TN

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    One year after the election, WE are still working for the equality of LGBTQ people in Tennessee.  Your support with a monthly donation sustains the work:

    *Fighting back against numerous anti-LGBTQ bills in the TN General Assembly.

    *Helping local advocates and organizations stop the elimination of LGBTQ protections in Knox County Schools and stop an effort to ban drag performance in Portland, TN.

    *Registering voters, growing programs like Boro Pride, and bringing a vital health care conference to East TN.

    *Beinga voice for you in the media because our state's residents need to know that someone is speaking out for the values of equality and inclusion in the public square.

    WE can resist discrimination AND build equality with your monthly support.  If you prefer to make a one-time donation, you can do so at this link. Thank you!

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  • signed Governor Haslam, Veto SB1085/HB1111 2017-04-27 13:22:08 -0500

    Governor Haslam, Veto SB1085/HB1111

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    Add your name and urge Governor Haslam to veto SB1085/HB1111, the Sneaky LGBT Erasure Bill.  After you sign the petition, share it with your friends.  We will deliver a hard copy of the signatures to the Governor's Office.  Your voice can help determine whether he uses the VETO pen or the BECOMES LAW pen!

    5,718 signatures

    Dear Governor Haslam,

    We ask you to veto SB1085/HB1111.  This bill, as the Attorney General has noted, is broadly written.  Its vagueness could result in conflicts with existing laws about judicial interpretation.  These conflicts are likely to cause discrimination against LGBTQ people, particularly with respect to marriage, adoption, and legal documents.  This bill risks subjecting Tennessee to the same scrutiny that North Carolina has received.  We cannot afford hundreds of millions of dollars in economic boycotts and sanctions.  Please, veto this bill so we can avoid judicial chaos and costly discrimination.  Thank you for considering our views.

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  • Demand EEOC pursue LGBT job discrimination cases

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    On January 27, Slate reported that the EEOC may withdraw from a case involving job discrimination against Amiee Stephens, a transgender woman.  New Commission chair Victoria Lipnic said "Administration-related changes" were the reason. 

    TAKE ACTION!

    1. Send your own email to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at info@eeoc.gov and urge the Commission to continue pursuing cases of LGBT job discrimination.

    2. Sign the petition.  If we reach or exceed 1000 signatures, we will deliver them to the Nashville EEOC office.

    388 signatures

    Dear Commissioners,

    We urge you to continue viewing job discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people as sex discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  In particular, you must continue to pursue the case of Amiee Stephens and other cases like it. 

    Your own report indicates there were 1768 charges of anti-LGBT job discrimination in 2016.  In many states, there are no explicit protections for LGBT workers.  Without your efforts, LGBT people are often defenseless against job discrimination.  You must continue to pursue these cases.

    Thank you for considering our views.

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