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Flailing Kansas Gov. Brownback Turns To Homophobia

Flailing Kansas Gov. Brownback Turns To Homophobia

By now, you might have heard about the latest political firestorm out of Kansas. Gov. Sam Brownback, a conservative Republican, issued an executive order rescinding protections for state workers who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Brownback is all but proclaiming that LGBT people should have fewer rights. The order lifts protections against firing, discriminating against or harassing a state worker for being anything but straight. Under Brownback's administration, that person now has no right to file a complaint as a member of a legally protected class of people. Comedian Jon Stewart seized on the governor's order and, making the obligatory connection between...

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