Kansas: “Little Apple” gets LGBT rights

The small town of Manhattan, Kan., known locally as the “Little Apple,” has narrowly approved a sweeping LGBT rights ordinance by a vote of 3-2. This was the second required vote for the bill which was first approved by the same margin in December. The vote was hotly followed across major anti-gay websites as a possible harbinger of the continued march for equality out of the big cities and into the heartland. Manhattan is now the first town in Kansas to include gender identity among its protections.

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