Thursday, May 1, 2008

Adoption Bill Sent to Summer Study

Late yesterday afternoon, Senator Paul Stanley (R-Germantown) requested that his bill to ban unmarried, cohabiting couples from adopting children, SB3910, be referred to a summer study. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved this request. It will be joined by another adoption bill, SB2908 by Beverly Marrero (D-Memphis).

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition was one of several groups which mobilized thousands of responsible Tennesseans against this discriminatory, moralizing legislation which would limit the rights of responsible adults from adopting children. We are pleased that this bill is now apparently dead for the remainder of the current legislative session, since the Senate Judiciary Committee completed its business yesterday and is now closed subject to the call of the chair.

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition will continue to monitor any attempt to revive this or any other legislation which will discriminate against any segment of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender community.

Marisa Richmond

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC) is an organization designed to educate and advocate on behalf of transgender related legislation at the Federal, State and local levels. TTPC is dedicated to raising public awareness and building alliances with other organizations concerned with equal rights legislation.

For more information, or to make a donation, contact:

Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC)
P.O. Box 92335
Nashville, TN 37209
(615)353-1834 fax


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