Topics :: Kansas

Feds to Probe Hate Crimes Link in Kansas Shootings

By Pete Yost | Monday Apr 14, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas that killed three people.

Kansas Gay Rights Group Opposes Tenure Proposal

Monday Apr 7, 2014
The leading gay rights group in Kansas also is lobbying against a proposal in a school funding bill to end tenure for teachers.

Kansas Debates ’Protections’ For Gay Rights Foes

Thursday Mar 6, 2014
Legislators are reopening a debate on whether Kansas should enact special legal protections for people, groups and businesses opposing gay marriage for religious reasons.

Gay Rights Advocates Move to Increase Protections in Kansas

By John Hanna | Monday Mar 3, 2014
Having won a key legislative fight with social conservatives in Kansas, gay rights advocates aren’t content with simply blocking a measure they said would discriminate against gays and lesbians in the name of religious freedom.

Gay Rights Activists Rallying At Kansas Statehouse

Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
Gay-rights supporters are rallying at the Kansas Statehouse to protest anti-gay marriage legislation that critics contend would encourage discrimination.

2013 Law an Issue in Kansas Gay Marriage Debate

By John Hanna | Monday Feb 24, 2014
A law enacted last year that prevents Kansas’ government agencies from infringing on residents’ religious liberties has become an issue in the Legislature’s current gay marriage debate.

Hit ’Em Harder!: Kansas Lawmaker Wants To Ease Corporal Punishment Law

By EDGE | Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
A week after a bill passed the Kansas House that could legalize discrimination against gay couples, a Kansas lawmaker has put forth a proposal that would give teachers and caregivers the authority to spank children harder; hard enough to leave a mark.

Ding Dong The Bill Is Dead: Kansas Anti-Gay Law Killed (Kind Of)

By John Hanna | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
An anti-gay marriage proposal that roiled Kansas politics is dead, the chairman of a state Senate committee assigned to review it said Tuesday.

Gay Marriage Bill Faces Death in Kansas Senate

Friday Feb 14, 2014
The president of the Kansas Senate says her chamber is unlikely to pass a bill that would prevent lawsuits against someone who refuses, for religious reasons, to provide services to gay and lesbians.

Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Wins Kansas House Approval

By John Hanna | Friday Feb 14, 2014
Gay-rights advocates are lashing out at the Kansas House’s leading Democrat, saying he showed only tepid opposition to a bill protecting people who, based on their religious beliefs, discriminate against gays and lesbians.