Byers leaving Legislature after breaking LGTBQ barrier


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A trailblazer for the LGTBQ community, Democratic state Rep. Stephanie Byers decided not to seek a second term in the Kansas House after becoming the state's first transgender lawmaker just two years ago.

Byers, the country's first indigenous transgender legislator, withdrew her name from the ballot just before the noon deadline for candidates to file for office on Friday.

Byers was at the secretary of state's office shortly before 11:30 to withdaw from the ballot for House District 86 in Wichita.

She revealed her intentions on Twitter, although her departure had . . .


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