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Kansas: inclusive anti-discrimination bill advances

There must be heads already exploding over at Topeka, Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church. (365gay):

A key legislative committee has approved a bill to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s anti-discrimination law.

“It’s clear that the time has come to extend the same protections from discrimination to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people that so many other Kansans already enjoy,” said Maggie Childs, chair of the Kansas Equality Coalition.

Approval by the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee moves the bill forward, but it still needs hearings and a vote by the full legislature.

A recent poll asked Kansans whether it would be ok to fire someone because they were gay; 80% support changing Kansas law to add protections.

80% – what will Fred Phelps do if this passes? Maybe this will make the hate-filled loon finally kick off.

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