Lawmakers introduce bill adding sexual orientation to state discrimination laws

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A group of lawmakers, including the state's first LGBT legislators, on Monday introduced  bills adding sexual orientation and gender identity to state's antidiscrimination law.

State Reps. Brandon Woodard and Susan Ruiz, the state's first LGBT members of the Kansas Legislature, introduced the legislation in the House and state Sen. Barbara Bollier  introduced a bill in the Senate.

The House bill has 38 sponsors, including Woodard and Ruiz. It would need support from 25 more lawmakers to pass. The Senate bill has 17 sponsors, meaning it needs support from just four more senators to pass.

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