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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,…

Equality Kansas 2017 General Election Endorsements

Equality Kansas 2017 General Election Endorsements

Dear Equality Kansas members, allies and supporters – Tuesday, November 7, is general election day for cities and local school boards.  Early and absentee voting begins this week.  Our endorsements…

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions issues “Religious Freedom” memo

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions issues “Religious Freedom” memo

On Friday, October 6, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a “guidance memo” interpreting the so-called “religious freedom” executive order signed by Donald Trump on May 4.  The 8-page…

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…