Kan. Senate leader: Discrimination bill needs work

Rep. Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, and the Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives looks at the vote board during today's session at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Senate President Susan Wagle said the bill, which was approved Wednesday in the Kansas House, goes beyond protecting religious freedom. She raised concerns about discrimination and how it could impact businesses that would refuse services to gay couples. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate will not pass a bill in its current form that would prevent lawsuits against someone who refuses, for religious reasons, to provide services to gays and lesbians, the chamber’s president said Friday.

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