Legalized discrimination

Under the guise of “religious freedom,” Kansas House Bill 2453 would allow discrimination against LGBT people.  The opposition to the bill has been tremendous, coming from not only advocates and citizens who believe in equality, but also from concerned business leaders.  While the legislation seems derailed for the time being, the ACLU will be watching closely for attempts to revive it.

News Coverage on Kansas HB2453

"Kansas House passes bill allowing service refusal to gay couples", Kansas City Star, 02/12/2014

"The 'practical impact' of Kansas discrimination", The Maddow Blog, MSNBC, 02/17/2014

"Kansas Republicans decide anti-gay bill is 'discrimination,' kill it",, 02/17/2014

"In Kansas, Right joins Left to halt bill on gays", The New York Times, 02/16/2014

"Kan. Senate leader: House-passed 'religious freedom' bill sought by gay-marriage foes is dead", The Daily Journal, 02/18/2014

"Kansas' religious freedom bill would 'discriminate'", Kansas City Business Journal, 02/18/2014

"Protesters rally against House Bill 2453", Lawrence Journal World, 02/16/2014

"Eagle editorial: House didn’t heed warning on HB 2453", The Wichita Eagle, 02/19/2014

"Kansas Senate Judiciary chairman says anti-gay bill is dead in Legislature", The Kansas City Star, 02/18/2014

"Religious freedom used to chip away at LGBT rights", MSNBC, 02/19/2014

"Inside the Conservative Campaign to Launch "Jim Crow-Style" Bills Against Gay Americans", Mother Jones, 02/20/2014

"Kansas Christianists seek monopoly on worldly honors and emoluments",, 02/20/2014

"The States: Meth Labs of Democracy", The Daily Show, 02/20/2014

 "The States: Meth Labs of Democracy - Kansas (Again)", The Daily Show, 02/20/2014

"BU community reacts to Kansas HB 2453", The Baker Orange, 02/20/2014

"Gay-rights advocates rallying at Kansas Statehouse", Kansas City Star, 02/25/2014

"Kansas, Arizona and the GOP’s terrible new Jim Crow-style laws",, 02/26/2014

"HB 2453 Freedom to Discriminate", The, 02/26/2014