Gubernatorial candidates want LGBT protections enshrined in law

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The major Democratic candidates for Kansas governor said Saturday they would push to write civil protections for LGBT state employees into law.

Appearing at a forum sponsored by the Johnson County NAACP, former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, state Sen. Laura Kelly and former state Rep. Josh Svaty said they would sign an executive order protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender state employees from discrimination.

Three years ago, former Gov. Sam Brownback withdrew an executive order barring discrimination of state employee based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

The anti-discrimination policy had been in place since 2007 when it was . . .

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