Tell Tennessee Lawmakers to Reject HB 836 and HB 1152

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Two bills that would create a license to discriminate for child welfare agencies are being considered by Tennessee lawmakers: HB 1152 and HB 836. A Tennessee House Subcommittee is holding a hearing on at least one of the bills (HB 836) on Tuesday, March 12.

Both bills undermine the overall purpose of the child welfare system – to further the best interests of children. These bills will reduce the number of families available to foster and adopt the most vulnerable children in Tennessee and allow state-sanctioned discrimination against qualified LGBTQ foster and adoptive parents and any other parents that do not pass the agency’s religious litmus test, and it hurts kids in care by allowing agencies to deny services to the children they are required to serve (and paid taxpayer dollars to do so).

We need you to contact members of the House Subcommittee on Children and Families NOW and tell them to put Tennessee children first and OPPOSE these harmful bills!