Toggle Menu

Rap Sheet

Links on R&P from around the web

In Kansas, Right Joins Left to Halt Bill on Gays

posted on February 17, 2014

John Eligon of The New York Times reports, “A bill that would have allowed individuals to refuse to provide business services to same-sex couples in Kansas because of religious beliefs met a surprising and quick end last week when conservative senators sided with liberal advocates in saying that the measure promoted discrimination.” Although the bill passed the House with relative ease, the Republican-controlled Senate turned against it. Thomas Witt, executive director of Equality Kansas, said, “I don’t know what surprised me more, the level of public involvement in this or the speed with which the Senate president basically ended the prospects for the bill.”

Read at The New York Times