Petition Closed

The bill would prohibit state and local governments from substantially burdening a person's religious beliefs unless the government can prove that the burden is advancing a compelling government interest and is the least restrictive way of advancing that interest.

Anyone could opt out of anti-discrimination laws that protect gays and lesbians by claiming they violate their "religious freedom." For example, an employer could fire someone if they discovered the employee was gay. Or a landlord could kick a renter out of their home. The religious exemption extends past places of business to universities, where students or instructors could opt out of a school's anti-discrimination policy. Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people are not second class citizens and do not deserve to face added, legalized discrimination.

Letter to
Governor of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback
Kansas State House
Kansas State Senate
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Governor Sam Brownback.

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Stop the Kansas Preservation of Freedom Act

The bill would prohibit state and local governments from substantially burdening a person's religious beliefs unless the government can prove that the burden is advancing a compelling government interest and is the least restrictive way of advancing that interest.

Anyone could opt out of anti-discrimination laws that protect gays and lesbians by claiming they violate their "religious freedom." For example, an employer could fire someone if they discovered the employee was gay. Or a landlord could kick a renter out of their home. The religious exemption extends past places of business to universities, where students or instructors could opt out of a school's anti-discrimination policy. Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people are not second class citizens and do not deserve to face added, legalized discrimination.
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Sincerely,