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Saturday, 02 March 2019 01:55

Kansas: Bigotry hits record highs with anti-LGBT bills like a “parody marriage”

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In Kansas, a few lawmakers have introduced several bills that would describe same-sex marriage as a “parody marriage”, prevent the recognition of transgender people, and allow conversion therapies.

So whenever the notion of “parody marriage” is used, it is not easy to understand.

The measure seeks to define marriage between a man and a woman as “neutral”.

The legislators who introduced these bills consider that being LGBT is a religion. We would all be secular humanists.

And because marriage is “neutral” and same-sex marriage is based on religion, equal marriage cannot be a law.

We had seen a similar approach in South Carolina last year.

It’s funny when you think about LGBTQ opponents advocating religious freedom, feeling discriminated against or prevented from having anti-LGBT practices based on their religion.

And now, we, LGBTQ+ people, should be discriminated because of our so-called LGBT religion. I appeal to religious freedom! lol

All this is ridiculous.

“We have never seen this level of extremist vitriol laid out in legislative language,” Equality Kansas tweeted. “These marriage bills combined are 18 pages of insults and name-calling.”

ACLU also described these bills as “unconstitutional” and “absurd”.

I want to reassure you, these measures won’t succeed because the governor of Kansas, Laura Kelly, supports marriage equality.

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