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GOP candidate for Kansas governor backs anti-gay bias policy


November 10, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Kansas governor supports restoring a ban on discrimination against gays and lesbians in state employment and hiring.

Former state Sen. Jim Barnett said Thursday that as governor, he would make it clear "there will not be discrimination."

In 2015, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback rescinded a 2007 executive order from former Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius barring discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in state hiring and employment decisions.

Asked during a news conference about restoring such a policy, Barnett said: "I s...

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