Kansas’s newly elected governor, Laura Kelly, has already announced that she will take steps to protect the LGBT community. The Democrat, who won the election this past Tuesday, made the announcement that she will reinstate an order to protect LGBTB state employees from discrimination. “I am planning to actually have an executive order drafted before I take office,” Kelly said at a news conference.
Kelly is the first Democrat to be elected governor since 2009. She beat out Kris Kobach, a favorite of Donald Trump.
The original order was handed down by Governor Kathleen Sebelius in 2007 who fought to prevent harassment and discrimination against state workers on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The order, though, was rescinded by Republican Governor Sam Brownback in 2015.