House panel approves bill that shields Kansans who refuse to serve same-sex couples on religious grounds
TOPEKA — The Kansas House will move forward with a bill that would give government employees the right to refuse service to same-sex couples on the basis of their religious beliefs.
Republican supporters of House Bill 2453 say the bill concerns religious liberty. Democratic opponents said the bill unfairly targets gay Kansans. The two sides talked circles around each other Thursday at a meeting of the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs.
As a Kansas resident, I can pray our religious liberties are upheld. As a realist, I wonder if this legislation will pass.