Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, is wise to be concerned about the impact of House Bill 2453, which allows people, including government employees, to refuse service to same-sex couples. She said the bill, which overwhelmingly passed the House, is unlikely to pass the Senate, saying her members “don’t condone discrimination.” The bill was crafted by an out-of-state group and pitched as a defense of religious liberties in case Kansas’ same-sex marriage prohibition is overturned by the courts. But as written, the bill is a license to discriminate. Good for Wagle and other senators for seeing through it.
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