UPDATED: Kelly reinstates order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT state employees

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(Updated to include comments from Kelly; comments from LGBT lawmakers; conservative state senator)

Less than 24 hours after she was sworn into office, Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday signed an executive order protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender state employees from discrimination.

Honoring a pledge she made during her campaign for governor, Kelly restored protections that former Gov. Sam Brownback wiped from the books back in 2015.

"I want our state employees to perform at their very, very highest level," Kelly said. "I don't care who they're married to, the color of their skin or any of those . . .

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