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KBA affirms nondiscrimination policy as the U.S. and Kansas change

Friday, June 26, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Beth Warrington
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Our nation was founded on the principle that we are all created equal. In cases like Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, lawyers in Kansas have long worked to uphold this principle and to give meaning to the words in the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal.” Today, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that the Constitution guarantees marriage equality. The Court reaffirmed that all Americans are entitled to equal protection of the law.


The Kansas Bar Association’s governing board has issued a policy statement in response to these changes in both Kansas and the Nation. KBA’s nondiscrimination policy reads—


"The Kansas Bar Association promotes the elimination of discrimination in any form, including discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.”


Kansas currently does not have a law protecting citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.