Cities of Topeka and Roeland Park Consider
Awaken Kansas is monitoring two new developments in Kansas regarding efforts to pass local ordinances to enact special new protections for individuals based on sexual behavior. Because these proposals greatly affect the use of bathrooms in public facilities they are sometimes refered to as "bathroom bills".
Awaken Kansas has faced bathroom bills before most recently in Hutchinson and Salina where we were successful in either repealing or rejecting similar ordinances at the ballot box in November 2012. Aside from the bathroom issue, these ordinances place sexual orientation and gender identity on the same par as race, ethnicity and disability. There is also great concern that cities are considering ordinances that greatly affect religious liberty for businesses, churches, individuals, and religious institutions.
For the latest developments in both Roeland Park and Topeka, click on the buttons in the right column (currently under construction).
Click HERE to read more about these types of ordinances.
Click HERE to read a very helpful informative brief from the Alliance Defending Freedom about how this type of law leads to unnecessary and unwanted lawsuits.