Campus free-speech bill fails to win Senate approval

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A campus free-speech bill failed to gain enough support in the Kansas Senate on Thursday afternoon after concerns were raised that it would adversely affect LGBT students.

The Senate deadlocked 20-20 on the bill, which would have required the state’s colleges and universities to adopt policies affirming the right to free speech.

The bill ran into trouble on the Senate floor when the chamber's Minority Leader Anthony Hensley questioned how a section of the legislation would have affected lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.

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