Monday, April 27, 2009

Tennessee Hate Crimes Bill Moves Forward

Last week the Tennessee House Criminal Practice Subcommittee passed a bill that would add gender identity or expression to the states hate crimes legislation.

The bill now moves forward to the full House Judiciary Committee, please urge the following members to vote in favor of HB 0335:

Kent Coleman (D-Murfreesboro), Chair,
Jon Lundberg (R-Bristol), Vice-Chair,
Janis Sontany (D-Nashville), Secretary,

Eddie Bass (D-Prospect),
Karen Camper (D-Memphis), Bill Co-sponsor,
Vance Dennis (R-Savannah),
Chad Faulkner (R-Luttrell),
Henry Fincher (D-Cookeville),
Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown),
Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma),
Mike Stewart (D-Nashville), Bill Co-sponsor,
Eric Watson (R-Cleveland),

The House Judiciary Committee will vote on HB0335 next Wednesday, April 29.

H/T to Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition

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