Governor Laura Kelly

Kansas Gets LGBTQ Protections Because Elections Have Consequences

Governor Laura Kelly

Kansas governor-elect Laura Kelly (D) will sign an executive order protecting LGBTQ state employees from discrimination once she assumes office. On Tuesday, Kelly, a former state senator, defeated Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R).

Yesterday, she affirmed that she would sign the order that the outgoing governor, Sam Brownback (R), rescinded. “I am planning to actually have an executive order drafted before I take office,” she said.

The order was originally put in place by former governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) in 2007. It banned harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

By Alex Bollinger – Full Story at LGBTQ Nation