This just in from the “overlooked” department:
Remember that intensely controversial bill last year in Kansas that would have allowed employees to deny service to same-sex couples?
Well, it just might be back.
Bryan Lowry of The Wichita Eagle reports that supporters of the idea want to bring it up again now that same-sex couples are marrying in Kansas.
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Bill backers want to protect the rights of those Kansans who oppose gay marriage.
The bill, you might recall, passed the House without much trouble. Then, after a barrage of publicity, it stalled in the Senate.
Whether the bill would differ from last year’s version remains to be seen.
State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, a Leavenworth Republican, said the bill was “just flat misrepresented.” He’s checking with other lawmakers to see if he should re-introduce it again.