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ACTION ALERT: Business support needed to help kill adoption discrimination bill

ACTION ALERT: Business support needed to help kill adoption discrimination bill

Hi folks: We expect that the new proposed language for HB2481 (which is no better for the LGBTQ community than the original language) will be moving today. After some of…

Adoption discrimination bill: Stalled but not dead

Adoption discrimination bill: Stalled but not dead

Early this morning, the Kansas Legislature adjourned for its mid-term break.  The Legislature will reconvene on April 26, with a final adjournment date set tentatively for May 4, for what’s…

CRITICAL ACTION ALERT: Adoption discrimination bill

CRITICAL ACTION ALERT: Adoption discrimination bill

Greetings all – The Kansas Statehouse is full of rumors that the proponents of the adoption discrimination bill, HB 2481, may try as early as tomorrow morning to force another…

Adoption Discrimination: How They Voted

Adoption Discrimination: How They Voted

On Thursday, March 29, the Kansas House of Representatives voted on whether to allow private adoption agencies to discriminate against families while providing state-funded child-in-need-of-care services.  The final vote was…

Adoption Bill UPDATE: Bill fails, goes to conference committee

Adoption Bill UPDATE: Bill fails, goes to conference committee

Greetings all – In a vote on the House floor late this afternoon, HB 2481, the bill carrying Senate-passed anti-LGBT adoption amendments, failed by a vote of 58 in favor…

ACTION ALERT: Help Stop the Adoption “Religious Freedom” Bill

ACTION ALERT: Help Stop the Adoption “Religious Freedom” Bill

Late yesterday evening, the Kansas Senate amended HB 2481 to include the contents of SB 401/HB 2687, which will allow taxpayer-funded child placement agencies to deny placement in LGBT homes…

Kansas Family Policy Alliance renews attack on transgender Kansans

Kansas Family Policy Alliance renews attack on transgender Kansans

Our official statement on Kansas Family Policy’s latest attack on transgender Kansans: “It’s disheartening to see Sam Brownback’s son-in-law Eric Teetsel cite discredited junk science to justify continued discrimination. Teetsel’s…

Action Alert: Bullying prevention bill up for vote Thursday, February 22

Action Alert: Bullying prevention bill up for vote Thursday, February 22

Please call your Kansas House of Representative member and urge them to vote YES on HB 2578!  For the past few weeks, Equality Kansas has been working with lawmakers from…

BREAKING: Marriage Fights Could Start Again

BREAKING: Marriage Fights Could Start Again

This morning the United States Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of Pidgeon v City of Houston, Texas.  In Pidgeon, the Texas state supreme court ruled that same-sex couples…

Equality Kansas 2017 Candidate Questionnaires

Equality Kansas 2017 Candidate Questionnaires

Many people have asked about the questionnaires we use to evaluate candidates.  While we have never published raw questionnaire data, we’re happy to share the questions mailed to candidates.  Generally,…