Friday, 07 March 2014 16:11

Laws On Discriminations Postponed In Kansas

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A few days ago, the Kansas' Senate has killed a law which would have allowed companies to discriminate LGBT people based on their religion. Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee discussed on a possible religious exemption again before to postpone it. 

The President of the Committee Jeff King had already said that he would continue to discuss the subject even if the bill was killed.

LGBT activists, as for them, hope to push the legislators to rewrite the anti-discrimination law to include protections in hiring, employment, housing and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

  But unfortunately, we will have to wait to know who will win. The Senate Judiciary Committee has postponed the debate in 2015.

     However, Equality Kansas' executive director, Tom Witt, said after the hearing that he "will work with the proponents on a compromise bill."

A common ground could be found. According to The Winfield Daily Courier, Equality Kansas Chairwoman Sandra Meade has pledged to work with faith leaders to protect religious liberties, and the group's executive director agrees that religious practices should be free from government interference.