Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in Topeka

In other cities where such measures have passed, people of deeply held religious beliefs have been hounded and persecuted. See: http://www.katu.com/news/investigators/Sweet-Cakes-responds-to–222094901.html 

Portland Oregon – Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery closes store after being targeted for not supplying a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Bakers Aaron & Melissa Klein respond:  “I hope that if nothing else, we’ve given people that believe the way we believe the strength to stand up,” said Aaron. “I believe that we’re living in a time that’s very hostile towards Christians. Our First Amendment rights are being stripped away and I’m willing to stand up and take this fight.”

https://www.alliancedefendingfreedom.org/Home/Detail/4333  

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2013/July/Wash-AG-Gay-Couple-Sue-Christian-Flower-Shop/

http://www.worldmag.com/2013/06/another_bakery_sued_for_not_baking_same_sex_wedding_cakes

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/357084.aspx

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1350764/Second-gay-couple-sue-B-amp-B-turned-away-owner-said-convictions-didnt-allow-men-share-bed.htm

http://answersforhope.com/millionaire-gay-couple-launches-a-ridiculous-lawsuit-to-force-church-to-perform-wedding/

Now is the time to act.

Please contact your council member promptly to request that Chad Manspeaker’s changes to add “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” as a protected class to the Topeka Human Rights Commission or City Code not be allowed. WIBW Channel 13 reported that this is to be proposed to the City Commission on Tuesday, September 10th with the vote on September 17th. Time is short!

Topeka City Council: 215 East 7th Street – Room 255 Topeka, Kansas 66603 – (785) 368-3710

To Email All Council Member’s  council@topeka.org

To check your district: http://www.topeka.org/GovContacts.shtml or http://gis.snco.us/electionviewer/

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