It’s disappointing that the Brownback administration is backing the Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act. When the bill was debated last year, supporters talked mostly about protecting the rights of people who opposed same-sex marriage, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. This time supporters are trying a new approach, claiming that the bill is needed to protect people from the Obama administration’s “war on religion.” “As you consider House Bill 2260, the federal government’s recent attempts to trample the religious liberties of millions of Americans must be at the forefront of your debate,” Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer told lawmakers. But the real target of the bill still seems to be ordinances such as one discussed at Tuesday’s Wichita City Council meeting that would bar discrimination against people based on sexual orientation.
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