A passerby reading the concert poster prior to last night’s performance
of Andrew Lippa’s “I am Marvey Milk” at the Folly Theater in downtown Kansas City.
A petition at the White House site:
We petition the Obama Administration to:
Revoke The Tennessee Religious Viewpoints Anti-discrimination Act
Tennessee governor Bill Haslam has just received a bill that allows and encourages anti-gay bullying in the name of “religious freedom.”
The ACLU warns that the bill, SB 1793/HB 1547, “crosses the line from protecting religious freedom into creating systematic imposition of some students’ personal religious viewpoints on other students.”
“Should this pass, students with a range of religious beliefs, as well as non-believers, would routinely be required to listen to religious messages or participate in religious exercises that conflict with their own beliefs,” the ACLU adds.
Created: Mar 27, 2014
Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties, Education, Human Rights
Signatures needed by April 26, 2014 to reach goal of 100,000 72,065
Total signatures on this petition 27,935
There are still desperate vestiges of the past, but it’s bending.
Previously: HJR 85: the bend toward justice (March 28, 2014)