Monday, February 17, 2014

Kansas Senate Votes Down "Turn Away the Gays" Bill

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 3:25 PM

After it passed by a large margin in the state House of Representatives, the Kansas Senate was sent a bill nearly identical to the controversial "Turn Away the Gays" bill initially sponsored in the Tennessee Senate by Germantown's Senator Brian Kelsey.
click to enlarge df470a6225318f2314dbcf10360278c7.jpg

Slam dunk, right? The Kansas Senate is overwhelmingly Republican and Governor Sam Brownback is a classic religious right-winger, so this bigoted bill appeared to be headed for easy passage. But, in the face of social media blowback and lobbying from the pro-business (non-idiotic) wing of the Kansas GOP, the Kansas Senate voted down the bill.

Your move, Tennessee.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

© 1996-2019

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation