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Kansas to toughen rules on transgender birth certificates

@Dorothy: Another possibility is all the recent anti-LGBT state actions are backlash to last year's same-sex marriage SCOTUS decision and merely coincident with Brownback's other woes.

I get frustrated when folks say, "Republicans are attacking LGBT people to distract from their true agenda" (squirrel theory). Have you considered that they may just have animus against LGBT people and that is their agenda, simple as it may be?

May 13, 2016 at 4:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to toughen rules on transgender birth certificates

@Dorothy: People's civil rights are not distractions. This is an important issue too.

May 13, 2016 at 8:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to toughen rules on transgender birth certificates

@Charles: How do you propose trans people handle all the situations in life that require government IDs and the questions that arise when some records use sex and others use gender, which may not match?

May 13, 2016 at 8:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to toughen rules on transgender birth certificates

@Bob: Even a little exposure to the trans community would give you ample experience to know this is not common. And the same argument was made about gay people because sexual orientation is not always externally identifiable. Yet most gay people don't switch their sexual orientations daily.

May 13, 2016 at 8:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to toughen rules on transgender birth certificates

@Justin: If homosexuality and transgenderism are mental disorders, then why have mental health professionals removed both from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)?

May 13, 2016 at 8:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to toughen rules on transgender birth certificates

@Justin: Religion is a choice, yet it's a protected trait under nearly any nondiscrimination or equal protection legal analysis.

May 13, 2016 at 8 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

US sues North Carolina over transgender bathroom law, calling it 'state-sponsored discrimination'

The claims typically rely on "gender stereotyping" as a form of sex discrimination using precedent like Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins. The EEOC has recently expanded gender stereotyping to reach LGB discrimination using the same logic. In both situations, the protections are derivative of sex as a protected trait.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_W...

May 12, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Broad blame

Well, if we're blaming broadly, let's not forget this:

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2014/nov...

" . . . if elected, [Brownback] would adopt a more effective, productive agenda in his final four years . . ."

May 3, 2016 at 2:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawmakers to take aim at business tax exemption in wrap-up session

@Peter Hancock: Friendly suggestion from a business lawyer: It's "limited liability company," not "limited liability corporation." No such thing exists. Thanks!

April 26, 2016 at 9:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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