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Brownback appointed as “religious freedom” ambassador

Brownback appointed as “religious freedom” ambassador

In late-breaking news Wednesday, Kansas governor Sam Brownback has been named by President Donald Trump to be “Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.” Equality Kansas opposes this appointment and…

2017 Municipal and School Board Primary Election Endorsements

2017 Municipal and School Board Primary Election Endorsements

Dear Equality Kansas members, allies and supporters – Tuesday, August 1, is primary election day for cities and local school boards.  Early and absentee voting begins this week.  Our endorsements…

FLASH: Attempt to ban trans student use of bathrooms FAILS

FLASH: Attempt to ban trans student use of bathrooms FAILS

Greetings all – In a surprise, but not wholly unexpected move, radical-right members of the Kansas House of Representatives attempted to run HB2171, a bathroom bill, as a floor amendment…

Equality Kansas Endorses Thompson in 4th Congressional District Special Election

Equality Kansas Endorses Thompson in 4th Congressional District Special Election

With the election of Donald Trump and the subsequent appointment of Kansas 4th District Congressman Mike Pompeo to lead the CIA, the now-vacant 4th District seat must be filled by…

Hate Crimes Bill heard in Kansas Senate Committee

Hate Crimes Bill heard in Kansas Senate Committee

Yesterday in the Kansas State Senate Judiciary Committee, a hearing was held on SB128, which would make adjustments to the current Kansas bias-crimes (“hate crimes”) statute.  The current statute, which…

TOMORROW: LGBT Equality Day in the Kansas Statehouse (Updated)

TOMORROW: LGBT Equality Day in the Kansas Statehouse (Updated)

Join Equality Kansas and our allies for Equality Day 2017 at the Kansas State Capitol! We have a robust agenda for the 2017/2018 Legislative sessions.  We have now introduced bills…

Equality Kansas Launches 2017 Legislative Agenda

Equality Kansas Launches 2017 Legislative Agenda

Greetings Equality Kansas members – Attached below is a press release that was distributed this morning to all statehouse reporters.  In that release, you’ll see that we have launched an…

School bathroom bill officially introduced. We plan to fight.

School bathroom bill officially introduced. We plan to fight.

Greetings Equality Kansas Members, Allies, and Supporters – Today Representative John Whitmer’s (R-Haysville) anti-transgender “bathroom” bill was formally introduced.  HB2171, a copy of which is attached to this post, will…

New “bathroom” bill on its way

New “bathroom” bill on its way

On Thursday, Kansas state Representative John Whitmer (R-Haysville) announced to the media he would be introducing restricting transgender student access to bathrooms.  Whitmer, who backed last year’s failed $2500 “bounty”…

Marriage Equality: Our answer to many questions

Marriage Equality: Our answer to many questions

We are getting questions about the status of our current marriages, and the likelihood marriage equality will somehow be taken from us by a Trump administration. It is highly –…

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