USA, Kansas: Senate Leader Says “Right to Discriminate” Bill Likely Won’t Pass Senate

Written by scott on February 13th, 2014

Kansas Senate President Susan WagleThe bill that passed the House to great fanfare, which would allow wedding vendors to discriminate against same sex couples without reprisal, may be DOA in the state Senate. reports:

The Wichita Eagle reports on [President Susan] Wagle’s email: “After an initial review, I’ve grown concerned about the practical impact of the bill,” Wagle said in an e-mailed statement. The bill would allow public and private employees alike to refuse service based on religious views of marriage. “A strong majority of my members support laws that define traditional marriage, protect religious institutions, and protect individuals from being forced to violate their personal moral values,” Wagle said. “However, my members also don’t condone discrimination.

So maybe open discrimination is a bridge too fare even for some conservative, red-state politicians?

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