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Sun Feb 26, 2012, 05:06 PM

Kansas Democratic Party Chair Speaks Out Against HB2260, Criticizes Rep Jan Pauls

Late yesterday afternoon, at the Kansas Democratic Party's annual meeting, KDP Chair Joan Wagnon spoke out against HB2260.

Chair Wagnon's remarks came at the close of the meeting of the state committee, and were made to a room packed with several hundred party delegates, elected officials, party staff, activists, and observers.

After briefing the assembly on the contents of HB2260, Wagnon solidly condemned its intent. Reading aloud from the Democratic Party platform, Wagnon pointed out that the Kansas Democratic Party believes in non-discrimination and equality for LGBT Kansans. She then made clear that HB2260 was in direct opposition to Democratic Party values, and criticized Rep. Jan Pauls (D-Hutchinson) for her vocal support for this horrible bill. Pauls was not present, but knew of Wagnon's comments.

At the conclusion of her remarks, the entire assembly rose in a prolonged standing ovation. It was a moving demonstration of the Democratic Party's support for LGBT equality.

more . . . http://www.kansasequalitycoalition.org/viewevent.php?e=4172&c=0

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 07:26 PM

1. I was there. It was definitely a moving moment.

Made me proud to be a Kansas Democrat.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 02:28 AM

2. Video:

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Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:30 PM

3. K&R !!! n/t

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:48 PM

4. More on content of HB2260 ...

Just thought I would post this for anyone reading not familiar with HB2260.

See >>> http://au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/religion-over-rights-kansas-bill-would-let-%E2%80%98religious-freedom%E2%80%99-curb-civil

"Religion Over Rights?: Kansas Bill Would Let ‘Religious Freedom’ Curb Civil Liberties"

February 15, 2012 by Simon Brown in Wall of Separation, KS

"Religious freedom is not under attack in the United States. Those who claim it is are using tactics of fear and distortion to justify radical changes that would make it much easier for them to impose their narrow version of faith onto unwilling third parties.

If Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Coyler get their way, it will be legal to discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons in the state – as long as you do it in the name of religion.

A Lawrence, Kan., ordinance that offers broader protections against discrimination than state laws, prevents outright forms of bias. But a bill being considered by the Kansas House of Representatives, HB 2260, would overturn that ordinance.

The bill essentially says government can’t stop anyone from exercising their religious rights unless it can show that religious exercise must be limited to advance a compelling government interest. HB 2260 would even let individuals sue the government if their exercise of religion “has been burdened, or is likely to be burdened.”"

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:36 PM

5. Where was the censure of Pauls?

Tarring and feathering? Something?

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