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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Friday Kansas Blogging - May 18 edition

Here's a link to the first bit of photo blogging I did. It's a walk through Lawrence's South Park, up to the main street and ending at the old county courthouse, which you can see above.

Lawrence gets ready to launch Kansas' first domestic partner registry August 1

Hooray! Progress is indeed on the horizon as the state's most liberal town gets ready to launch a domestic partner registry.

For more on the lengthy saga of the Kansas Equality Coalition's push to pass a domestic partner registry in the home of the University of Kansas, look at this collection of In This Moment posts.

Lesbians and gays are more welcome in the Kansas Statehouse than anyone thinks

It's the best kept secret in Kansas politics: LGBT Kansans do have friends in the Statehouse. Change can come, but only if we believe it can. Here's another Hope & Politics newspaper column.

The future of Kansas & gay rights

Here's a little science fictional daydreaming I did in my newspaper column, Hope & Politics, about Kansas and fairness for its LGBT citizens.

Responding to Fred Phelps with decency

No really! It IS possible and necessary to treat the Kansas homophobe Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church with decency.

Bushies fight to stop Kansas meatpacker from keeping their meat safe from mad cow disease

I kid you not. The Arkansas City company, Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, wants to do the right thing, but the USDA won't let them.

Welcome to Kansas Voice!

I'm splitting my Kansas posts off from my primary blog, In This Moment, in order to bring a more national focus to that 18-month-old blog.

Headlines for the Kansas posts will still be available on In This Moment and brief descriptions and links, but I don't want to give folks the idea that In This Moment is primarily Kansas oriented. I've been told that some folks are turning away because prairie happenings may be all they see on In This Moment. That can happen if you log on at the wrong time.

If you're interested in the Heartland, or you live out here like the rest of us silly, landlocked fools, pull up a seat and make your opinion heard.

As I launch this, I'm going to link back to some In This Moment posts that are of a purely Kansas sort.