If you identify as LGBT and you’re looking for a place to move, don’t head to Kansas. A new executive order signed by Gov. Sam Brownback rescinded discrimination protections for state employees based on one’s sexual orientation and gender identity. The law had covered 25,0000 of the state’s 41,000 employees:
Brownback, who won re-election in November despite an uprising from Kansas Republicans, said in a statement the executive order reaffirms the commitment by the state to follow employment practices that do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, or age. “This Executive Order ensures that state employees enjoy the same civil rights as all Kansans without creating additional ‘protected classes’ as the previous order did,” Brownback said.
It seems that this dude doesn’t understand the meaning of the words “protect” and “discriminate.” And please note, there are only 18 states that actually have non-discrimination employment laws that offer protection for sexual orientation and gender identity. We still have a loooooong way to go, America.
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