Gender Identity Laws

Posted on April 24th, 2012

Crosstalk Home

Show Information

Air Date: April 24, 2012

Host: Jim Schneider

Guest: Robert Noland

Listen: MP3 | Real Audio | Windows Media | Order

Robert Noland is the Executive Director of the Kansas Family Policy Council.

Across the country, there has been a rapid increase in requests for cities and counties to pass ordinances adding benefits to same-sex. In Kansas, this effort started in Manhattan about 18 months ago, when an ordinance was passed to establish domestic partner benefits. A new city council repealed the ordinance in Manhattan early in 2011.

However, efforts continue as homosexual activists are going from city to city, demanding that benefits be extended to domestic partners, or other ordinances related to “gender identity”. In the past few months Lawrence, Hutchinson, Salina, Wichita, and Pittsburg, Kansas have all been persuaded to consider such proposals. In some cases, within a few days of the introduction of a proposed ordinance, it came before the city council, with very little time for the public to be informed, let alone become involved in the process.

Some of these proposals are quite comprehensive—in Hutchinson, for example, the Human Rights Commission has recommended that sexual orientation and gender identity be added as protected classes, and that protection should apply to matters of employment, housing and public accommodations. This would extend to allowing men to use women’s restrooms if they identify themselves as being female, and forcing any business or organization—even a church—that provides public accommodations of any kind, to accept requests from homosexual couples or groups to use those facilities.

In Salina: a vote may take place within the next two weeks

In Hutchinson: the city council will vote on May 15

Wichita: Currently no action planned by the city council, but that could change

Pittsburg: The city council is deciding how to respond to the demands

Signatures are being collected for citizens to express opposition to these proposed ordinances, and possibly request a ballot referendum. In addition, the Kansas Family Policy Council website, awakenkansas.com, has links to allow citizens of Hutchinson and Salina to send their comments directly to the city council.

The concern is that if several larger cities in Kansas pass gender identity ordinances, the state legislature would come under pressure to make those rules effective statewide.

There is an attempt on a state level to curb all these individual attacks on the communities by puts cities in line with Kansas anti-discrimination ordinances which do not include gender identity. HB-2260 and its companion SB-142 has already passed the House and is awaiting passage in the Senate, which goes back into session briefly starting April 24. Technically these are religious liberty bills. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal “Religious Liberty Restoration Act” cannot apply directly to the states, so each state must develop its own legislation.

On a related matter, in California, Senate Bill 1172 would regulate “conversion therapy”, their term for counseling designed to help those who wish to leave the homosexual lifestyle. It would ban those under 18 from obtaining such services or counseling without parental approval. The bill states that it is impossible for a person to change sexual orientation, so those that want to help people do that are labeled as “bogus”. That bill is currently in the California Senate Judiciary Committee.

More Information:

For more information about developments in Kansas:
awakenkansas.com


Call the Kansas Legislative Hotline about HB-2260/SB-142:
In Kansas: 800-432-3924
Out of state: 785-296-2149

To contact the California Senate Judiciary Committee with your comments about SB-1172:
916-651-4113

Members of the California State Senate Judiciary Committee:
Sen. Noreen Evans (Chair) 916-651-4002
Sen. Tom Harman (Vice Chair) 916-651-4035
Sen. Sam Blakeslee 916-651-4015
Sen. Ellen Corbett 916-651-4010
Sen. Mark Leno 916-651-4003


Posted in Homosexuality, Gay Agenda, Government    Tagged with no tags

Search

Subscribe

follow on
Tags

& 400th anniversary 400 40 Adrian Association of American Physicians and surgeons Bell Christianity Christian Church Customer Service Dakdok David Wilkerson Donald Trump Dr. Eastern religion Emergent False Teachers Fathers Day Glen Beck God Government Gun Owners of America Ingrid Schlueter Ingrid Islam Jane Orient Jesus Christ Jesus John MacArthur John Karen Malec Koran Larry Pratt Love MacArthur Mat Meditation Morality Mother's Day Music National Day of Prayer New Age New Spirituality Osama Bin Laden Owners Patriotism Politics Pornography Quran Reiki Relationships Relexology Religion Rob Bell Rob Rogers Romance SIDS Schlueter Sheriff Usama Dakdok Valentines Vic Eliason William welden Worship aaps acupuncture agenda alternative medicine. america ammendment anniversary apathy atheism baby bible book border breast cancer breast calendar camping cancer celebrate child porn children child control corrupt crosstalk America crosstalk crostalk culture date day dead death debt dr adrian rogers education eliason encouragement end times end exact faithless faith false family radio family federal finances financial finding gay gblt generateion generation harold camping harold health care health homosexuality hutchings illegal infant iraq irrefutable james jeff meyers jim johnson judgement king james bible king kjv last law legal lesbian libraries library limit love wins love worth finding luke mirrage modern church mom's mom money mother's mother nation navy seals navy news new noah obamacare obama on overspending pakistan personal loss pornograhpy prayer pray pron radio requests schneider school seek shot signs smith special show spending staver sudden infant death syndrome sudden summit ministries syndrome taxes teachers terrorism terrorist terror the Bible times transgender trends united states usama vcyamerica vcy version vic warm warren smith warren war wellness wins woman women worth write yoga