Sign the Human Rights Statement on equal access, equal opportunity, and equal protection for all people in Tennessee

Equal access, equal opportunity, and equal protection are basic principles of American democracy reaffirmed again and again in our Constitution and laws. Discrimination against persons and groups based on factors irrelevant to merit runs counter to these traditions, hinders individual achievement, and produces social conflict.

We support the principle of equal protection and oppose discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity as well as any discrimination based on the current classes protected in federal and state law.

We call on the State of Tennessee to protect individuals and groups from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, education, financing and public accommodations.

We support the prerogative of local governments in Tennessee to adopt laws and policies that exceed the state in protecting individuals and groups from discrimination, including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

We can only move forward together in Tennessee. Discrimination is an obstacle on the path to individual prosperity and economic growth that benefits us all.

According to our rights under the Tennessee Constitution, we “apply to those invested with the powers of government for redress of grievances,” and we call on all Tennesseans who value basic fairness and equal protection to join us.

    Add your name or organization to the growing list of those who support equality for all people in Tennessee

    When completing this form, you agree to allow Tennessee Equality Project (http://tnep.org) to publicize your name and organization (if applicable) as a supporter of the above statement. Tennessee Equality Project will only publicize Titles, Names and the Organizations who support the above statement. All other submitted information will be kept private. Organizational supporters are subject to independent verification. When clicking "Submit" I also agree to be added to Tennessee Equality Project's free email newsletter list to keep me informed about the movement for full equality under the law in Tennessee.
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