UPDATED: Gubernatorial candidates split on LGBT rights in debate

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(Updated to reflect debate on Medicaid expansion and taxes)

The three major candidates for Kansas governor on Tuesday night split on whether they would restore an executive order providing civil protections for LGBT state employees.

Democrat Laura Kelly and independent Greg Orman said they would sign an executive order protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from discrimination. Republican Kris Kobach said he would not.

The three major candidates — along with Libertarian Jeff Caldwell and independent Rick Kloos — fielded the question Tuesday night as part of a debate broadcast on KWCH TV in Wichita.

Kelly, a state senator from Topeka . . .

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