Kansas commission adds LGBT nondiscrimination protections
August 23, 2020
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The commission that enforces Kansas' nondiscrimination laws will begin hearing claims from people who allege they are being mistreated because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Kansas Human Rights Commission said Friday that the decision is in response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment.
But the commission expanded the ruling beyond employment cases, offering protections for people alleging discrimination in housing and public accommoda...