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100 Kansas GOP Endorse Democrat for Governor

By John Hanna | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
Democratic challenger Paul Davis sought Tuesday to give his campaign for Kansas governor a bipartisan boost by announcing endorsements from more than 100 moderate Republicans who've split with conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback

Kansas Gay Marriage Foes to Seek Protections Again

By John Hanna | Monday Jul 7, 2014
Kansas legislators will face renewed pressure next year to provide additional legal protections to gay marriage opponents who want to avoid accommodating same-sex couples for religious reasons.

Same-Sex Divorce Allowed 1 in Kansas County

Monday Jun 16, 2014
Same-sex couples who marry in other states won’t find many places in Kansas to divorce if the relationship fails.

Salina, Kan. Declares June LGBT Pride Month

Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
Two years after a divisive public referendum led to repealing discrimination protections based on sexual orientation, Salina’s mayor has signed a proclamation declaring June LGBT Pride Month in the city.

Legacy Project Establishes Equality House in Kansas

By Winnie McCroy | Friday May 23, 2014
The Legacy Project opened last month in Kansas, spreading hope and information on the lives of prominent LGBTs.

Topeka Approves City Same-Sex Partner Registry

Wednesday May 21, 2014
The Topeka City Council approved two ordinances aimed at reducing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, after hearing emotional testimony from both sides of the issue.

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.