The States: Meth Labs of Democracy - Kansas (Again)

  • Aired:  02/20/14
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The Kansas House passes a bill allowing discrimination against gays on religious grounds, only to be foiled by the state Senate. (2:00)

[ LAUGHTER ]ALL RIGHT WE'VE HAD OUR FUN WITH

MISSOURI LET'S MOVE ON AGAIN TOANOTHER STATE.

IT'S REALLY KANSAS AGAIN?

YOU JUST HAD YOUR TURN.

THIS BETTER BE GOOD.

>> THIS WEEK THE KANSAS HOUSEPASSED A BILL ALLOWING PUBLIC

AND PRIVATE EMPLOYEES TO REFUSESERVICE TO SAME SEX COUPLES DUE

TO RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

>> Jon: THIS ARC IS NOTBENDING TOWARDS JUSTICE ON MY

WATCH.

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

>> IF YOU WORK FOR A COMPANYAND THAT COMPANY HAS A POLICYAGAINST ANTI-GAY

DISCRIMINATION YOU CAN SAY I'MTHE BAKERY GUY AT THE COMPANY SO

I WON'T MAKE A CAKE FOR THE GAYWEDDING.

>> Jon: LET ME STOP YOU RIGHTTHERE?

YOU THINK A GAY WEDDING WILLHAVE A SUPERMARKET CAKE?

THAT'S WHAT YOU THINK?

REALLY?

THIS COUPLE HAS BEEN WAITINGTHEIR WHOLE LIVES FOR THE

FREEDOM TO MARRY.

THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SWING BYTHE SAFEWAY TO GET AN

ENTEMANN'S CAKE AND LET'S GRAB30 CANDLES FOR THE NUMBER OF

YEARS THE STATE HAS DENIED USBASIC HUMAN DIGNITY.

THE NO CAKE FOR GAYS BILLPASSED THE HOUSE, ONLY TO BESHOT DOWN IN THE KANSAS STATESENATE BECAUSE THERE ARE

SOME IDEAS TOO RIDICULOUS EVENFOR A STATE SENATE.

>> THERE'S CONTROVERSY AT THEARIZONA STATE CAPITAL TODAY.

>> YES, IT SEEMS THAT THE STATESENATE HAS APPROVED A BILL THAT

ALLOWS BUSINESSES TO REFUSEPEOPLE'S SERVICE BASED ON THEIR

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

>> Jon: CAREFUL, ARIZONA, YOUTURN HISTORY BACK TOO FAR YOU

ARE GOING BACK TO BEING THATWEIRD PATCH BETWEEN MEXICO AND

CALIFORNIA THAT NO ONE WANTS TOTALK ABOUT WHICH REALLY ISN'T

THAT BIG A CHANGE, IS IT?

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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