Tag Archives: Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback Defends Anti-LGBT Actions At Hearing To Be International “Religious Freedom” Ambassador

The Associated Press reports: Sam Brownback, in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, on Wednesday defended his decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Brownback in 2015 rescinded the order issued in August 2007 by then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that banned discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender ...

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KANSAS: Trump Nominates Gov. Sam Brownback To Be US Ambassador-At-Large For Religious Freedom

The Kansas City Star reports: President Donald Trump has appointed Gov. Sam Brownback to an ambassadorship, a little more than a month after the Kansas governor saw his signature tax policy dismantled by the state’s Legislature. Trump announced Brownback’s appointment as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom Wednesday evening. Brownback had long been expected to be named to the post. “Religious ...

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KANSAS: Archbishop Praises Brownback For Religous Liberty Executive Order

“We are grateful that Governor Brownback has acted so swiftly to address some of the threats to religious freedom that have taken on new urgency since the United States Supreme Court’s misguided decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. Given the far-reaching effects that redefining marriage will have on the law, and the fact that this incredibly consequential change in national social ...

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KANSAS: Gov. Sam Brownback Issues Executive Order On Religious Freedom

Today in wingnut grandstanding: Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order Tuesday prohibiting state government from taking “discriminatory action” against a clergy member or religious organization that “chooses not to participate in a marriage that is inconsistent with its sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and ...

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Kansas: The State Of Confusion

Late yesterday Wikipedia briefly turned Kansas sapphire after Equality Kansas and others reported that state agencies had finally begun recognizing same-sex marriages. Those reports were hotly denied by the Brownback administration and Wikipedia quickly reverted Kansas to its lone holdout purple status. This morning Equality Kansas is asking for help: We have statements from LGBT Kansans that they have either ...

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Has Kansas Finally Gone Sapphire?

Not so fast, says the Topeka Citizen-Journal: Married same-sex spouses will be able to join the state’s employee health plan, an Emporia State University spokeswoman said Monday – though the state agency overseeing the plan denies that they are now eligible. Gwen Larson, Emporia State University spokeswoman, said the university had received notification earlier in the day that same-sex spouses ...

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KANSAS: State Agencies Hold Back Marriage Recognition As Brownback Considers New Religious Liberty Bill

It’s almost one full week after Obergefell and Kansas remains the lone purple holdout in Wikipedia’s otherwise all–sapphire marriage map. Here’s why, via the Kansas City Star: Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday that he’s considering proposing a new religious objections law for Kansas following the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage, and he defended his administration’s cautious response ...

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Brownback Joins CPAC 2015 Roster

Mere days after he rescinded employment protections for LGBT state workers, the organizers of CPAC have hustled to add Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to their speakers roster.

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KANSAS: Hundreds Protest Brownback

Hundreds of Kansans protested against Gov. Sam Brownback today in a rally held at the state capitol building. From the Topeka Capitol-Journal: Organizers in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community arranged the protest on short notice after Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that he would rescind an executive order issue by former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that prevented some state ...

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Jon Stewart On Kansas Gov. Brownback: There’s No Place Like Home…ophobia

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KANSAS: Gov. Sam Brownback Rescinds Protections For LGBT State Workers

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback today rescinded a 2007 executive order that protected state workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In place of that order, Brownback issued another order that he said “reaffirms the commitment of the State of Kansas to employment practices which do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry or ...

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Tenth Circuit To Kansas: Suck It

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: We picked up three states with marriage this week. But in one of those states, some clerks are refusing to issue licenses. Alabama’s attorneys are using a discredited anti-gay researcher to build a case for banning marriage. And we have more bad news for what’s left of the National Organization for Marriage.

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KANSAS: ACLU To Sue To Force State To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Via the Wichita Eagle: The lawyer who successfully sued to overturn Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage in federal court now plans to amend the lawsuit in order to force state agencies to grant marriage benefits to same-sex couples. Same-sex couples in Kansas can get marriage licenses from Sedgwick and other counties and use those licenses to marry anywhere in the ...

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South Carolina & Kansas Turn Sapphire

Not only has South Carolina joined the states displaying our favorite color, Wikipedia’s marriage monitors have decided to remove the red stripes of shame from Kansas even though most counties continue to withhold marriage licenses and state agencies continue to refuse to recognize the marriages that have taken place. Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration will not make any policy changes to ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: More victories this week. Marriage has started in Kansas, and a judge has overturned a ban in South Carolina but you still can’t get married there yet. The lawyer who got DOMA overturned is now taking on Mississippi’s marriage ban. And a few states are taking a closer look at overturning marriage bans at the ballot or in ...

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KANSAS: NOM Petitions Governor To Order Clerks To Disobey Supreme Court

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Brian Brown Has The Kansas Super Sadz

“We call on Governor Sam Brownback to reject the idea that Kansas must abandon marriage because out of control federal judges say so. We urge Governor Brownback to use his authority to order local clerks to refuse to issue marriage licenses in violation of state law, as affirmed by the Supreme Court, in recognition that the state courts are not ...

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KANSAS: Marriages Commence In Four Counties As State Continues To Fight

Marriage licenses are being issued today in a handful of the 103 Kansas counties. Judges in at least four Kansas counties were issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples a day after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing them to wed. Clerks in other counties were giving applications to gay couples but requiring them to abide by the state’s ...

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KANSAS: Gov. Sam Brownback Vows To Keeping Fighting Same-Sex Marriage

Via the Associated Press: Gov. Sam Brownback isn’t giving up on defending the state’s gay-marriage ban despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for same-sex marriages in his state. The court on Wednesday denied the state’s request to prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying while Kansas fights the issue in court. The Republican governor supports the ban ...

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