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Kansas Senate GOP Passes Resolution to Sue, Condemn Obama Over Trans Guidance, Fails to Fund Schools The New Civil Rights Movement  •  June 2, 2016 Kansas Senate Republicans spent their final day of this year’s session by passing a resolution, 30-8, condemning President Obama for his administration’s guidance to schools to not discriminate against transgender students, while deciding to not act to increase funding to schools despit
Kansas students to get $2,500 payout if they rat on transgender schoolmates for using ‘incorrect’ restroom Gay Star News  •  March 23, 2016 Two new bills introduced during the Kansas legislation session aim to ban transgender students from using restrooms that match their gender, and to pay other students $2,500 if they encounter someone transgender in their school’s restroom. The Student Physical Privacy Act which is supported by co
Kansas anti-discrimination bill seeks to protect to LGBT Houston Chronicle  •  January 15, 2016 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislation that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s anti-discrimination statute is drawing opposition, with critics worried the measure could lead to more lawsuits. The measure, which was the subject of a legislative hearing Thursday, w
SGA Opposes Religious Freedom Bill in Kansas State Legislature The Collegian  •  April 27, 2015 If Kansas Senate Bill 175 passes, it would allow religious student organizations to exercise discriminatory behavior towards other students. Read more here.
Kansas Lawmaker Concerned over Consequences of Campus Religious Freedom Bill Kansas Public Radio  •  April 6, 2015 A lawmaker in the Kansas House warns that a campus religious freedom bill could attract national attention like the type that has been aimed at Indiana recently. The Kansas bill would bar colleges from taking action against religious student groups that want to exclude people from their organization
Kansas Religious Freedom Law A Lot Like Indiana, Arkansas Laws WIBW  •  April 6, 2015 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Religious objections measures in Arkansas and Indiana that prompted national criticism are similar to a law Kansas enacted quietly two years ago with the state’s leading gay-rights group officially neutral. Read more here.
Kansas Quietly Passed Religious Objections Law 2 Years Ago Lawrence Journal-World  •  April 6, 2015 TOPEKA — Religious objections measures in Arkansas and Indiana that prompted national criticism are similar to a law Kansas quietly enacted two years ago with the state’s leading gay-rights group officially neutral. Read more here.
Kansas House Committee Sends Campus Religious Freedom Bill to Floor Kansas City Star  •  April 3, 2015 TOPEKA-A bill that would enable college religious groups to exclude members who do not adhere to the group’s beliefs will head to the House floor for a vote. SB 175 cleared the House Federal and State Affairs Committee by a 12-10 vote Thursday after an intense discussion about whether the bill all
Protections for Religious Student Groups Pass Kansas Senate The Wichita Eagle  •  March 19, 2015 A bill that supporters say protects religious freedom on college campuses but opponents say gives student groups a license to discriminate passed the Kansas Senate on Thursday. SB 175 prohibits the state’s universities from taking action against student religious groups that require members to adh
Kansas Senate Bill Spikes ‘All-comers’ Policy for College Religious Groups Topeka Capital-Journal  •  March 9, 2015 Advocates and opponents converged on Monday to debate the merits of legislation designed to prevent public universities and colleges in Kansas from adhering to policies opening religious campus organizations to all students. Read more here.