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UPDATE: Some State Agencies Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages, Governor’s Office Contradicts

UPDATE: Some State Agencies Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages, Governor’s Office Contradicts

Good morning all – We reported yesterday that some state agencies were recognizing our marriages.  We have multiple copies of email from government officials to members of our…

KS Attorney General Dismisses State Lawsuit Against Marriage Equality

KS Attorney General Dismisses State Lawsuit Against Marriage Equality

Late yesterday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt dismissed his suit against Johnson County Chief Judge Moriarty, effectively ending one of two state legal challenges to same-sex marriages in…

UPDATE: IT’S DONE.  Marriage Equality Comes to All 105 Kansas Counties

UPDATE: IT’S DONE. Marriage Equality Comes to All 105 Kansas Counties

BREAKING NEWS:  IT’S DONE. Just before 4pm, we received confirmation that all judicial districts in Kansas are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Governor Brownback, it’s your…

LOVE WINS! Supreme Court Rules on Marriage Equality

LOVE WINS! Supreme Court Rules on Marriage Equality

9:01 AM:  The United States Supreme Court has just ruled in Obergefell v Hodges, overturning all state bans on marriage equality.  Please check this page for updates throughout…

UPDATE: Special Guest Speaker for Dignity & Equality Rally

UPDATE: Special Guest Speaker for Dignity & Equality Rally

Join us this Friday, June 26 at 10am at the Kansas State Capitol for our Dignity and Equality Rally.  Our special guest speaker will be State Representative Valdenia…

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South Central Chapter Board Meeting

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chapter News

Marriage Celebration at Old Town Square!

Join us at Old Town Square at 5:45 p.m. as we celebrate the Supreme Court’s…

June meeting minutes

Equality Kansas Meeting 06/15/15   Attendees:  Luc B., Stephanie M, Benedette K Meeting was called…

Candlelight Vigil with Wichita Clergy

On Monday, June 15th at 7:00 pm, Equality Kansas will be joining Wichita Clergy Supporting…

EqKS BBQ – this Saturday (June 20th)

Join us for food, fun and family games at our annual summer BBQ. Marriage equality…

June meeting agenda

EQ- Topeka 06/15/2015 @ UUFT – 7pm 4775 SW 21st St. Topeka, KS Minutes 1.…

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2015 Kansas Legislative Session

At a Glance

Latest action on bills we’re tracking. Links in this column will open the bill history on the Kansas Legislature’s website:

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Equality Kansas, as a core part of achieving our mission, aggressively lobbies for and against state legislation that would have an impact on our civil rights.  This section provides an “at-a-glance” look at what’s happening in Topeka, our state capitol.

Listen Live

When the House and Senate are in session, you may listen in live. Generally, the House convenes at 11am, and the Senate at 2:30pm. These times are subject to change. For current session information, see the Kansas Legislature’s website at http://kslegislature.org/li/

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Track Bills

Each link below links to our direct feeds from the Legislature’s website:

HB 2004: Kansas right to try act.

HB 2011: Enacting the cannabis compassion and care act.

HB 2144: Voter registration; affidavit to verify name change.

HB 2145: Help Kansas vote act.

HB 2151: Workplace bullying, abuse and harassment; policies for state employees.

HB 2199: School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures.

HB 2323: Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

HB 2391: State employees; classified positions converted to unclassified positions.

SB 1: Increasing criminal penalties for hate crimes and establishing reporting requirements for law enforcement agencies.

SB 9: Enacting the cannabis compassion and care act.

SB 34: Penalties for voting crimes; prosecution of election crimes.

SB 37: Enacting the Kansas foster parents’ bill of rights act.

SB 56: Removing affirmative defense to promotion to minors of material harmful to minors for public, private or parochial schools.

SB 158: Establishing a CARE family program for foster care.

SB 175: Exercise of religious freedom by postsecondary education student associations.

SB 177: Voter ID; voter registration; denial for lack of proof of citizenship.

 

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