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Coronavirus church restrictions violate rights

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, who is Catholic, responded to the news of the church-related virus hotspots by removing the religious exemption in her earlier stay-at-home order. Wagle, a Catholic, criticized Kelly's order as "a violation of their constitutional rights to have the government tell them that they cannot participate in a church service."
Source: Baptist Church Word and Way on 2020 Kansas Senate race , Apr 28, 2020

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. Susan Wagle 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

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