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Wait so I like I don’t want to look it up because news articles tend to be really vague and deceptive and I’m afraid of what I might find anyway but
What happened to the Kansas law did the Supreme Court shut that down yet or
The BILL was not passed in both houses of the Kansas legislature, which means it was never officially a law.
Had House Bill 2453 not received negative national attention within hours of being discussed it would’ve (and did) pass the House, it more than likely would’ve passed the Senate and Governor Brownback would’ve happily signed it into law.
It’s not because even the most conservative Republicans are having a change of heart and are realizing they are hurting people but because it’s an election year. Do NOT try to give credit where credit is not due. Our representatives are aware that their way of thinking is outdated which is why they crafted this bill—they even said as much.
With all the hoopla happening on the Kansas tag, I’d like remind people of the Internet that we are known as Kansans. Not Kansasers. Not Kansas-ians. Kansans is the term you’re looking for.
Edit: Also, Kansas is not a part of the South. We’re in the Midwest. We were a member of the Union during the Civil War. We never allowed slavery in our state. Don’t just assume everyone here is an ignorant, redneck, Republican.