Sunday, February 16, 2014

The New Jim Crow

In case you thought states were just going to fall like dominoes to the new civil rights movement, I give you Kansas, whose legislature just passed this law. It states, in brief, that no individual or religious organization can be required by the government to provide services, accommodations, or employment or treat any partnership as valid if it "would be contrary to the sincerely held religious beliefs of the individual or religious entity regarding sex or gender." In other words, pseudo-sharia law trumps civil law in Kansas, which has had its problems over the years. As Andrew Sullivan suggests, it's the sort of law Vladimir Putin would support.

LATER: Cooler heads prevailed, and the KS Senate rejected this.

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