Kansas House OKs Anti-Gay Bill

With a 72-42 vote, the Kansas House has passed a bill that would give public and private employees the right to decline to provide a service to same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs about marriage. The bill now heads to the state senate, and its supporters say it is designed to protect religious liberty; opponents argue that it approves discrimination by government employees. The bill is a response to recent court rulings overturning gay-marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma.