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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Sunflower State.


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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NH Governor Signs Protections Into Law, A Major Supreme Court Ruling, Litigation Updates, and New MA Polling

By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 6:27 pm A compilation of weekly news regarding nondiscrimination for the first full week of June, 2018.
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VICTORY: Kansas City, KS and Wyandotte County Amend Nondiscrimination Ordinance to Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

By Shane Stahl • June 5, 2018, 3:05 pm On Friday, June 2, a vote by the Unified Government Board of Commissioners for Wyandotte County and Kansas City officially amended the city’s existing nondiscrimination ordinance to include protections in housing, employment, and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
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Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.
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Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer Signs Dangerous Anti-LGBTQ Child Welfare Bill, Latest in Disturbing Trend

By Adam Polaski • May 18, 2018, 6:33 pm “This new law will hurt kids in Kansas who are in need of safe, loving homes. It’s dangerous and irresponsible to enact laws that will impact LGBTQ families and kids, and that prevent perfectly qualified same-sex couples and others from starting families."
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Kansas Governor Urged to Veto Anti-LGBTQ Bill Child Welfare Bill

By Adam Polaski • May 4, 2018, 10:39 am Early Friday morning the Kansas Senate voted 24-15 in favor of a SB284, a bill that could allow child welfare agencies a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people, single mothers, and other families.
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Restaurant Owners in Kansas Know the Importance of Remaining #OpenToAll

May 2, 2018, 1:41 pm Restaurant owners Carlos Renteria and his husband Jaime talk about creating a unique and fulfilling experience at their Wichita restaurant, and why their business is #OpentoAll.
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This Week in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination: Advances in TN & NH as OK & KS Discrimination Looms

By Shane Stahl • April 27, 2018, 1:48 pm Positive momentum in NH and TN this week, while bad bills continue in KS and OK.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Adoption Battles Rage, History is Made in VT, & NH Nears Finish Line

By Shane Stahl • April 13, 2018, 4:52 pm Our roundup of nondiscrimination news for the week of April 8.
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Kansas GOP Passes Discriminatory Statement Opposing Transgender Identity

By Shane Stahl • February 21, 2018, 9:18 am The Kansas Republican Party has endorsed a resolution stating it would vehemently oppose, "all efforts to validate transgender identity."
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Conservative Mom in Missouri Shares Her Hopes and Dreams for Her Transgender Daughter

March 13, 2017, 6:55 pm The cover of National Geographic may be the highest-profile experience Avery Jackson and her mom have undertaken so far, but the family is not new to speaking out about what it means to be transgender and why our laws must protect transgender people from discrimination.
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LGBT Groups Launch Petition Drive Against Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2016, 11:35 am Today Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and more than a dozen state equality campaigns and organizations across the country launched a petition drive calling out attempts to roll back existing protections for transgender Americans.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: All Eyes on Georgia with Anti-LGBT Bill 1 Signature from Law

By Adam Polaski • March 19, 2016, 9:46 am This week anti-LGBT legislation advanced in states across the country – but nowhere is a bill more extreme or closer to becoming law than in Georgia, where HB 757, a very broad religious exemption bill cobbled together from several anti-LGBT bills, was shoved through the legislature unexpectedly on Wednesday.