“Stripping anti-discrimination policy already in force is a mean, ugly step,” the Washington Post editorialized about Gov. Sam Brownback’s action last week rescinding a Sebelius-era protection for state workers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The editorial also noted the governor decried his predecessor’s executive order as a “unilateral action” while describing his own orders as the exercise of “an inherent power” vested in the state’s chief executive, concluding: “Improving anti-discrimination laws is the next frontier in the gay and lesbian rights movement. Most of the nation is moving in the right direction, albeit too slowly. Then there’s Sam Brownback, resolutely riding backward into the future.” – Rhonda Holman
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