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UPDATE: Audio now available.  Marriage Equality Before the US Supreme Court

UPDATE: Audio now available. Marriage Equality Before the US Supreme Court

UPDATE:  Audio of this morning’s hearing is now available.  Question 1:  http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2014/14-556-q1 Question 2: http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2014/14-556-q2   Good morning all – This morning at 10:00am Central (11am Eastern), the…

The Facts About SB175, the So-Called “Campus Religious Freedom” Bill

The Facts About SB175, the So-Called “Campus Religious Freedom” Bill

In a nutshell, here are the facts about SB175, this year’s so-called “Religious Freedom” bill: SB175 will impact all universities in the Kansas Regents system (KU, K-State, WSU,…

How You Can Help Us Fight the “Religious Freedom” Bill

How You Can Help Us Fight the “Religious Freedom” Bill

Greetings Equality Kansas members, allies, and supporters – SB175, this session’s so-called “religious freedom” bill, will be debated by the Kansas House of Representatives in the last week…

PAC Endorsements for Tuesday, April 7 Local Elections

PAC Endorsements for Tuesday, April 7 Local Elections

Our political action committee, Kansas Equality PAC, has endorsed the following candidates for local office around the state. Our endorsement process in local elections is different from that…

UPDATE: “Religious Freedom” Bill vote moved to Thursday, April 2

UPDATE: “Religious Freedom” Bill vote moved to Thursday, April 2

(Note: The previous version of this alert reported the vote was scheduled for April 1.  It has been rescheduled for April 2) Fellow Kansans – On Monday, the…

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Chapter News

Supreme Court Watch Party

Instead of our traditional meeting on Thursday, April 28th, we will gather together to listen…

April meeting agenda

EQ- Topeka 04/20/2015 @ UUFT – 7pm 4775 SW 21st St. Topeka, KS Minutes 1.…

Topeka: *** ACTION ALERT ***

*** ACTION ALERT *** BIG THING HAPPENING in Topeka on April 7th! ELECTIONS FOR CITY…

February meeting minutes

Equality Kansas Meeting 02/16/15 Attendees: Luc B., Stephanie M., Benedette K., Dan B., Nicole N.,…

March meeting agenda

KEC- Topeka 12/15/2014 @ 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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