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Allow college groups to discriminate for religious reasons

Legislative Summary: SB 175 enacts law prohibiting a postsecondary educational institution from taking any action that would deny a religious student association any benefit available to any other association due to the association's requirement that leaders or members of the association adhere to or comply with the association's sincerely held religious beliefs.

Analysis by Washington Blade: Consistent with his record in opposition to LGBT rights, Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law a "religious freedom" bill seen to enable discrimination against LGBT students in his state's public universities. Brownback didn't sign the bill quietly: The governor signed the measure during a ceremony surrounded by lawmakers and lobbyists for the Kansas Catholic Conference and the Family Policy Alliance of Kansas.

Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 30-8-2 on Mar/19/15; State Sen. Jake LaTurner voted YES; Passed House 81-41-3 on Mar/16/16; Signed on Mar/22/16

Source: Washington Blade analysis of Kansas voting records SB175 , May 19, 2015

Strongly anti-gender identity, according to AFA survey.

LaTurner opposes the AFA survey question on gender identity

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-3B on Sep 11, 2020

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