Equality Federation has condemned Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam for signing HB 1111/SB 1085, requiring that all words in Tennesee state code be defined as their so-called “natural” or “biological” meanings.
“This is a heartless attempt to erase and delegitimize the lives of LGBTQ Tennesseans and their families,” said Rebecca Isaacs, Executive Director of Equality Federation. “No matter what the law says, no one can shove our families into the shadows. LGBTQ people are a part of the fabric of our society – bus drivers, business owners, farmers, friends and neighbors.”
Tennessee Equality Project, a member of Equality Federation, expressed concern about the judicial chaos this bill could unleash, and the potential discriminatory impact on LGBTQ families in Tennesee. They ask that anyone who experiences discrimination contact firstname.lastname@example.org.