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Action Alert: Call the Legislature Now!

Action Alert: Call the Legislature Now!

The Kansas Legislature has killed, delayed, or refused to address proactive LGBT bills this year.  While the extreme-right is busy introducing vile, hateful bills attacking LGBT Kansans, and despite growing…

EQKS vice chair Stephanie Mott dies unexpectedly

EQKS vice chair Stephanie Mott dies unexpectedly

We are all devastated by the loss of Stephanie Mott. As a former chair and current vice-chair of the Equality Kansas board of directors, Stephanie’s leadership has helped define our…

Equality Day 2019

Equality Day 2019

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…

Governor Kelly signs new non-discrimination order

Governor Kelly signs new non-discrimination order

Newly-inaugurated Kansas Governor Laura Kelly this morning signed an executive order extending discrimination protections to LGBT state employees.  The order reverses 2015 action by then-governor Sam Brownback, who in a…

LGBT Victories in 2018 Elections!

LGBT Victories in 2018 Elections!

Yesterday’s elections brought stunning victories for the Kansas LGBT community. Sharice Davids, the Native American kick-boxing lesbian, won her race against incumbent Kevin Yoder.  Prior to being elected to Congress…

Kansas Equality PAC 2018 General Election Endorsements

Kansas Equality PAC 2018 General Election Endorsements

About Our Endorsement Process Equality Kansas is non‑partisan. Our advocacy work in the Kansas statehouse and city halls across the state requires us to work with elected officials of both…

State Rep Michael Capps (R-Wichita) Accused of “Emotionally Abusing” Young Boys

State Rep Michael Capps (R-Wichita) Accused of “Emotionally Abusing” Young Boys

Yesterday evening KAKE News (Channel 10, Wichita) reported that recently-appointed State Representative Michael Capps (R-Wichita) is alleged to have caused “emotional abuse” for two boys.  Capps, who at the time…

US Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Catholic Foster Care Complaint

US Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Catholic Foster Care Complaint

Late this afternoon, the US Supreme Court refused to intervene in a case involving a Pennsylvania city’s rules regarding placement of foster children.  Catholic Social Services (CSS) had demanded the…

EQKS Calls on Attorney General Schmidt to Withdraw from Lawsuit

EQKS Calls on Attorney General Schmidt to Withdraw from Lawsuit

Last Friday, August 24, Kansas attorney general Derek Schmidt signed on to an “amicus curiae” brief, asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn a 6th District Court of Appeals…

Kansas Equality PAC Announces Kansas House Primary Endorsements

Kansas Equality PAC Announces Kansas House Primary Endorsements

Equality Kansas’ political action committee, the Kansas Equality PAC, is today announcing its primary endorsements for Kansas House of Representatives.  This will be our final round of endorsement announcements for…

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