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Hutchinson will vote on anti-discrimination law

September 4, 2012

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— Hutchinson voters will be asked to decide whether to add protections against discrimination for gays, lesbians and bisexuals to the city's anti-discrimination ordinance.

The Hutchinson City Council first voted Tuesday to repeal the limited protection from discrimination it had approved in June. The ordinance outlawed discrimination only in employment or in housing.

Then the council voted to allow the public to vote in November on expanding the anti-discrimination protection.

The Hutchinson News reports the council had faced two rival petitions. Both sought to repeal the June ordinance. The Kansas Equality Coalition's petitions would expand the ordinance beyond the limited protections it provided.

Opponents of gay rights applauded the council's actions. The leader of the Kansas Equality Coalition said he was deeply disappointed.

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TecmoSuperBowlChristianOkoye 1 year, 7 months ago

Those Council members are gutless cowards. Why stand up for anti-discrimination laws when you can just put the rights of others up for a majority vote, right?

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UltimateGrownup 1 year, 7 months ago

This is a fake issue and this is an article with fake premises that should not have been printed. Homosexuality is not a race. It is a form of sinful behavior, like alcoholism. It is harmful to society at large and is accordingly sanctioned negatively, as we have negative sanctions on alcoholism. Where are the ordinances guaranteeing non-discrimination against the alcoholic race? Seriously, I'm sick of hearing this garbage. We need to wrap the LJ World in a plain brown wrapper. There are kids around.

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Kate Rogge 1 year, 7 months ago

Just why are the bigots so afraid of homosexuals? What on Earth do they gain by denying fellow Kansans equal access to housing, employment, and every other right enjoyed by other Kansas citizens? I just don't get it. Denying them equal rights under the law by claiming that a non-discrimination law could 'burden a person’s exercise of religion' is a deeply disgraceful corruption of the law, and of Christ's teachings, to support a bigotry that is only very thinly disguised as a protection of bigots' religious rights.

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