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Board member resigns then changes his mind after LGBT vote


December 12, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita school board member who quit after a vote to expand protections for LGBTQ students and staff has rescinded his resignation.

Vice President Mike Rodee brought up concerns about potential litigation in voting against a statement that said the district would not discriminate based on gender identity or sexual orientation. After it was passed 5-2 Monday night, Rodee announced his resignation from the board.

He then submitted a statement Tuesday afternoon in which he asked board members to continue to consider him an active member of the board. He also said that...

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