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SB 175 - Prohibits Discrimination Against Religious Student Associations - Kansas Key Vote

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Title: Prohibits Discrimination Against Religious Student Associations

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Title: Prohibits Discrimination Against Religious Student Associations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits institutions of higher education from discriminating against religious student associations, effective July 1, 2016.

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  • Prohibits postsecondary institutions from taking any action or enforcing any policy that would deny a religious student association any benefit available to any other student association (Sec. 2).

  • Prohibits postsecondary institutions from discriminating against a religious student organization based on the organization’s requirement that leaders or members of the organization do any of the following (Sec. 2):

    • Adhere to or comply with the organization’s religious beliefs or standards of conduct; or;

    • Be committed to furthering the organization’s religious beliefs, missions, observance requirements, standards of conduct, or religion on which the organization is based.

  • Authorizes students and organizations to bring a cause of action against a postsecondary educational institution or assert a violation as a counterclaim in proceedings brought against them (Sec. 3).

Title: Prohibits Discrimination Against Religious Student Associations

Title: Prohibits Discrimination Against Religious Student Associations

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