Equality Kansas statement on 2022 Redistricting Process

Equality Kansas statement on 2022 Redistricting Process

The following remarks were delivered by EQKS director Thomas Witt to the Kansas Legislature’s joint House and Senate Redistricting Committees.  In the upcoming 2022 legislative session, Equality Kansas will be taking a strong position on and prioritizing...
Action on Wichita non-discrimination ordinance delayed

Action on Wichita non-discrimination ordinance delayed

This last Tuesday, July 13, the Wichita City Council voted 5 to 2 to delay, for 90 days, final action on a fully inclusive non‑discrimination ordinance.  This follows a 4 to 3 vote in favor of an earlier ordinance version on June 15, and another 4 to 3 vote in favor...
Stop the veto override – Act now before it’s too late!

Stop the veto override – Act now before it’s too late!

On Monday, May 3, the Kansas Legislature reconvenes for a proposed nine-day wrap-up session. Often referred to as “veto” session, the next week will see the legislature finalize the state budget and attempt to override any vetoes issued by Governor Laura...
SB55 VETOED! We must now work to defeat any override attempt.

SB55 VETOED! We must now work to defeat any override attempt.

Our deepest gratitude goes to Governor Laura Kelly, who today vetoed SB 55, the Kansas bill attacking trans school kids.  Since she first began serving as a Kansas senator in 2005, she has been a strong and steadfast ally of the LGBTQ community. Transgender kids...