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Equal marriage is ‘parody marriage’ says Kansas Bill introduced on eve of Valentine’s

Equal marriage is ‘parody marriage’ says Kansas Bill introduced on eve of Valentine’s

Kansas lawmakers backed two bills on the eve of Valentine’s Day that called same-sex marriages ‘parody marriages’.

The bill seeks to stop the American state from recognizing them.

Moreover, another bill aims to establish heterosexual marriage as an ‘elevated marriage’ option for those couples who seek a ‘higher standard of commitment.’

This followed Democratic Governor Laura Kelly who restored non-discrimination protections for LGBTI workers last week.

Same-sex marriage becomes religious

While a second bill considers LGBTI people as aligned with the secular humanism movement which it considers a religion.

It would them consider the Pride flag a symbol of a ‘faith-based worldview’.

As a result, marriage between men and women would be contended as ‘neutral’ whereas same-sex marriage is religious.

Therefore, it contends the State cannot constitutionally condone a religious practise.

’18 pages of insults and name calling’

Other proposals are the State not recognizing trans people, allow gay conversation therapy, and barring public libraries from queer-friendly activities.

The bill asserts: ‘The government’s endorsement of LGBTQ ideology has amounted to the greatest sham since the inception of American jurisprudence.’

And same-sex marriages ‘erode community standards of decency’.

LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Kansas has condemned both pieces of legislation.

‘Every year, we see bills that restrict, remove, and limit the rights of LGBT Kansans, but never have we seen this level of extremist vitriol laid out in legislative language,’ said Thomas Witt, executive director of the group.

Witt said the bills amount to ’18 pages of insults and name calling.’

The two bills have around seven sponsored, all republicans.

Kansas was recently listed as a ‘high priority’ state for lacking LGBTI rights.

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