US Supreme Court Rules Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Applies to LGBTQ Americans

Today, in the midst of LGBTQ Pride Month, we welcome and celebrate this latest acknowledgement that rights extended to all Americans include those of us in the LGBTQ community. This is one more step...

2020 Candidate Questionnaires

Late last week, Equality Kansas mailed questionnaires to all declared candidates for the Kansas Legislature, United States Congress, United States Senate, and the Kansas State Board of Education. At the time of this post, we have already received a dozen completed questionnaires in email and snail-mail. Of the 384 candidates to whom we sent questionnaires, we expect to see approximately half completed and returned by the July 6 deadline.

We Stand Together

June typically marks the start of Pride celebrations across the globe; a celebration that has its origins in a New York City riot. Celebrations this month look very different with COVID-19. It is...

Action Alert! Legislative Hearing Granted for Non-Discrimination Bill

UPDATE: Because of the COVID-19 emergency, the Kansas Legislature will be adjourning early.  Our hearing has been cancelled.  We'll work for a new hearing next year. We have finally won the right to...

Kansas Senate Adds Discriminatory Language to Medicaid Expansion Bill

This week we may see an attempt to pull the Senate's Medicaid expansion bill out of committee. We OPPOSE that bill as it's been amended. As amended by the Senate Health committee, the Medicaid...

Rep Michael Capps Drafts Anti-Trans Student Bill

Earlier this week, Equality Kansas obtained a draft of a bill that targets transgender middle-school and high-school students. Like many bills being introduced by homophobic, right-wing lawmakers...

Equality Day 2020 Speakers and Event Schedule

Start End Description Where 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Check-in 2nd Floor Rotunda 9:00 AM 9:30 AM Policy briefing Room 287-N 9:30 AM 10:30 AM Conversion Therapy Bill Intro Room 118-N (Senate Committee on...

Legislative Talking Points: Please Pass Non-Discrimination Protections!

Please Amend the Kansas Act Against Discrimination to Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity HB 2130, introduced in the House with 38 bipartisan sponsors, has been referred to the House...

Join us for Equality Day 2020!

In Kansas, it is legal to fire someone for being gay. It's legal to evict someone for being lesbian. It's legal to refuse to serve someone who is transgender. We have made progress in a number of...

Equality Kansas 2019 General Election Endorsements

(Originally posted by Equality Kansas to Equality Kansas News) Tuesday, November 5, is the date for the general election.  Early and absentee voting began this week.  Our endorsements for the...

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