To the editor:
I don't get it. If the city of Lawrence wants to provide a service to some of its residents that will assist them in obtaining medical insurance, how is this of any concern to the Kansas Legislature? I am speaking of Lawrence's domestic registry for unmarried couples, and of Rep Lance Kinzer's, R-Olathe, shameful attempt to repeal it. Kinzer needs to go back and reread his job description, which is primarily to represent the needs of his own constituency. Repealing Lawrence's domestic registry will not benefit residents of Olathe or Johnson County. Probably half the people in Johnson County don't even know Lawrence has a domestic registry. Which is to be expected, since it does not affect them in any way.
If Mr. Kinzer has too much time on his hands, I bet some of his constituents have better ideas for how he could apply himself, like working to improve education, and to provide affordable and reliable transportation. Depriving others of opportunities to have a better life, just because you can, has nothing to do with public service; it has everything to do with self-service.