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Monday, 09 April 2012 16:26

Kansas House Approuved Discriminatory Law To Preserve Religious Freedom

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In Kansas, the House has just approuved a legislation which would allow a certain religious freedom qualified by its opponents as being discriminatory.

Lawrence representative, Barbara Ballard, opposed to this law, said that it is a manner diverted to rewrite the anti-discrimination law, which included sexual orientation.

"I am very proud of my Lawrence community, and I’m very proud of the ordinance that we passed," Ballard said, "Discrimination is an injustice. It is an injustice to everyone."

According to LjWorld, State Rep. Lance Kinzer, want the government to not infringe on an individual’s religious beliefs.

"Free exercise of religion is at the core of who we are as a people," Kinzer said.

House Minority Leader Paul Davis asked Kinzer if under Kinzer’s bill an apartment owner could cite his religious beliefs to fight a complaint if he refused to rent to a same-sex couple.

"That is generally correct," Kinzer said.

Davis said that was unfair to the city of Lawrence, which is the only city in Kansas that has an anti-discrimination ordinance designed to protect people based on sexual orientation.

You imagine that if this bill is approved, it would allow no matter whom of discriminated LGBT people. It would be easy to use the religious belief as a pretext to discriminate people and will removed the previous anti-discrimination law.


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