State employees in Kansas can now legally be fired, harassed or denied a job for being gay or transgender, critics said. It applied only to state workers. Bonney, of the ACLU, said that workplace protections for underprivileged groups have historically first been instituted by executive order and later codified by legislative action.
Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Kansas. Although LGBT people are not covered under statewide anti-discrimination laws, certain cities and municipalities have enacted such protections and state level protections exist for state and public workers. Two lawsuits, one in state court and the other in federal court, challenged the constitutionality of the state's ban on same-sex marriageand on November 4,a U.
A group of seven Republican lawmakers in Kansas have introduced what is perhaps the most convoluted, if not cockamamie, attempt to roll back LGBTQ equality that has ever been dreamed up. It would eliminate the appropriation of funds to cover transition-related surgeries, and block any policy that might provide that a trans person be addressed by their proper pronouns. We have never seen this level of extremist vitriol laid out in legislative language.
It bars state agencies from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity when hiring workers or deciding whether to promote, discipline or fire them. The move came after a historic wave of victories by LGBT candidates across the nation. In Kansas, Sharice Davids won a congressional seat and state Reps.
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. All hardworking people should be treated fairly and equally under the law. When it comes to being able to earn a living or find a place to live, all Kansans should have the same freedom.
About a week before Christmas, the Prairie Village City Council uanimously approved an ordinance barring discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Two nights later, the Mission City Council approved a similar ordinance Brett Hoedl, with the Metro Kansas City chapter of the nonprofit LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Kansas, helped spearhead efforts to lobby both cities for the protections and attended the meetings when they were finally approved.
Click below to become a member of MAP. Laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation primarily protect or harm lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. That said, transgender people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual can be affected by laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation.
In Januarythe Merriam City Council approved a non-discrimination ordinance that prohibits discrimination in the City of Merriam in employment, housing, and public accommodations on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, the ordinance provides a complaint and enforcement process. This ordinance provides an individual with protection from certain discriminatory acts on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees across Kansas will again have protections from on-the-job discrimination once Democrat Laura Kelly becomes governor. Kelly on Thursday reaffirmed plans to reinstate an executive order providing a protection from discrimination that former Gov. Sam Brownback rescinded in