Topeka passes 2 anti-discrimination ordinances

(KSN File Photo)
(KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The Topeka City Council approved two ordinances aimed at reducing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The council on Tuesday approved establishing a city domestic partnership registry for same-sex and opposite-sex couples.

The second ordinance would ban the city from discriminating in employment and hiring based on gender identity. The measure also requires the city to try to provide health coverage for any city employees registered with the city as being part of a domestic partnership.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports ( ) the council chamber was full for the meeting, with several people speaking for and against each proposal. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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