Equality Day 2019

by | January 28, 2019

(Originally posted by Equality Kansas to Equality Kansas News)

Join Equality Kansas and our allies for Equality Day 2019 at the Kansas State Capitol!

We have a robust agenda for the 2019/2020 Legislative sessions.  We have now introduced bills to add sexual orientation and gender identity to our state’s non-discrimination laws, to repeal the unconstitutional bans on same-sex marriage, to repeal the unconstitutional sodomy laws making it a crime to be LGBT, and to repeal last year’s bill making it legal for taxpayer-funded campus groups to kick people out over religious differences.

We have also, in coordination with “50 Bills 50 States” (https://50bills50states.org/), introduced a bill banning the use of “conversion therapy” on minors.  “Conversion therapy” is a horrific practice which devalues children and their uniqueness, and forces them to be “straight.”

Additionally, we are working non-stop to kill this year’s so-called “bathroom” bill, which puts another bounty on the heads of schoolchildren who happen to be transgender.


9:00am: Registration and Check-In Opens, 2nd Floor Rotunda

9:30am to 10:00am: Orientation and Talking Points Review

10:30am to 11:00am: Orientation and Talking Points Review (repeat)

11:30am to 12:30pm: Rally and March, Capitol South Steps

12:30pm to 1:15pm: Lunch

1:30pm to 2:00pm: Orientation and Talking Points Review (repeat)

2:30pm to 3:00pm: Orientation and Talking Points Review (repeat)


The Kansas State Capitol is at 300 SW 10th St, Topeka, KS.

The public entrance is at the intersection of SW 8th and SW Van Buren in Topeka, KS [http://goo.gl/maps/X987F], on the north side of the Capitol building. Be prepared for airport-style security. All visitors must pass through a security checkpoint, and all bags are screened through an x-ray machine.

Please note:  Statehouse policy prohibits signs and banners being carried inside.

Parking can be difficult. For a good spot, plan to arrive in Topeka early.

-There is metered parking around the Capitol. The meters cost $1 per hour, accept quarters, and are limited from 1 hour to 10 hours depending on where you are parked. Overtime parking tickets are $15 for the first ticket, with fines increasing if you`ve had Topeka parking tickets in the past.

-There is additional parking in per-hour parking garages on 8th near Kansas Street [http://goo.gl/maps/2dbUj] and 9th near Kansas Street [http://goo.gl/maps/ZdK5A], within easy walking distance of the capitol.

-There is a two-hour parking lot southwest of the capitol at SW 10th and Topeka Blvd [http://goo.gl/maps/NQtzB]. If you plan to attend the rally only, this parking lot will be a good option for you.

Questions or comments, call Equality Kansas, 316-683-1706, or email info@eqks.org

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