Republican Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has overturned an executive order that had protected many state employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The executive order had been put into place in 2007 by former Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius.
Tom Witt, with the group Equality Kansas, says LGBT state employees don’t have any other protections under Kansas law.
“This is their sole protection in the workplace," Witt says. "Now they can be harassed, denied promotions and fired for no other reason than their sexual orientation.”