Skip to comments.Kansas House passes bill allowing refusal of service to same-sex couples
Posted on 02/13/2014 6:31:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Denying services to same-sex couples may soon become legal in Kansas.
House Bill 2453 explicitly protects religious individuals, groups and businesses that refuse services to same-sex couples, particularly those looking to tie the knot.
It passed the state's Republican-dominated House on Wednesday with a vote of 72-49, and has gone to the Senate for a vote.
Such a law may seem unnecessary in a state where same-sex marriage is banned, but some Kansas lawmakers think different.
They want to prevent religious individuals and organizations from getting sued, or otherwise punished, for not providing goods or services to gay couples -- or for not recognizing their marriages or committed relationship as valid.
This includes employees of the state....
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Other states need to follow promptly.
I’m sure California or New York will be next.
Wow, protecting personal conscience, what a concept.
Choose to murder an unborn child - Okay
Choose to not perform a service because of personal conscience - Feel the boot heel of the government
How about ‘you can refuse service to anyone for any reason or lack thereof’ laws? Why do they need to be so specific?
aka freedom of association
Applying the civil rights legislation to private individuals was always grossly unconstitutional.
Good!!! I for one am sick and tired of all this Homo stuff.
Since the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect so-called gay rights, such “rights” now wrongly being legislated from the bench by activist judges, such a law would be constitutional as long it doesn’t also unreasonably abridge constitutionally enumerated rights.
Love the way they worded that title to make it sound bad. The bill was passed in order to protect businesses rights to practice the faith of the owners.
Good. No one should be forced to do anything in the name of “tolerance,” that is “one way” tolerance.
We have an individual responsibility too—to not attend same-sex weddings, even if it’s a family member. To do so is to express approval.
Would you really want a wedding cake from a bakery you FORCED to make it for you?
That sign has been illegal since the Civil Rights Act passed.
Not only yes, they would prefer it!
I think any honest liberal would agree with the law.
Slate is comparing this to segregation. Sheesh.
Kansas: AKA The Best State in the Union :)
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