USA, Kansas: Gay Rights Activists Press Ahead After Victory

Written by scott on March 3rd, 2014

KansasAfter having won a battle preventing an anti gay Right to Discriminate law from passing, LGBT activists are now pressing for legal protections in the state.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

Having won a key legislative fight with social conservatives in Kansas, gay rights advocates aren’t content with simply blocking a measure they said would have encouraged businesses and government workers to refuse to serve gays and lesbians in the name of religious freedom. They’re after something much bigger: New protections for gays and lesbians against bias in hiring, employment, housing and public accommodations. When legislators begin the second half of their annual session this week, Equality Kansas, the state’s leading gay rights group, and its allies will push lawmakers to rewrite Kansas’ anti-discrimination laws to cover sexual orientation and gender identity.

It’s like when we defeated the anti marriage equality bill in Minnesota, and then turned around to push for full marriage equality. Take the fight to them while they’re down.

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