by GLAAD | 2.8.19
The Kansas State Legislature announced a new bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s nondiscrimination laws. The best part – more than 55 state lawmakers from both parties have already voiced their support for the bill and LGBTQ acceptance in Kansas.
But the hard work has just begun. In order for this bill to become law, more elected leaders must affirm their support for this bill which would protect about 68,000 LGBTQ Kansans from discrimination at their work, in their homes, and across all communities in the state.
Kansans know they have an ally in Governor Laura Kelly, but in order to achieve full acceptance in the state, we must continue to work hard, tell our stories, and help change hearts and minds of lawmakers at the state capitol.
Sign this petition and call on lawmakers to pass this bill that would affirm LGBTQ acceptance all across Kansas.
Written by GLAAD
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Equality is needed in a world full of hate
I've got many friends that are gay,and I believe that they have the right as any kansans.
There is so much discrimination against the LGBTQ community and the fact that its allowed is despicable. We all have the right to be treated with dignity
I work in this state and the level of hate I hear from people on LGBT people is unreal and honestly makes Kansans seem uneducated. All it would take is someone finding out someone is LGBT and they will probably be without a job. What kind of crap is that?
I signed because as an LGBTQ+ person myself, I can say that without protections, and support/backing from our leaders, people will be bullied, assaulted, killed, or pushed to killing themselves. We, just like everyone else, deserve jobs, because we work just like everyone else. These are only a couple of the magnitude of reasons that this is so important. But the main thing is, we are just like anyone else.
I signed because I am apart of the LGBTQ community and I believe if you are living in your truth and not hurting anyone while living in that truth, their should be no reason that you are bullied, oppressed or killed for being what God intended you to be.
Everyone needs these basic protections. Why should we leave an amazing part of our community, friends, and even family members, unprotected? We shouldn't.