Manhattan Approves Sexual Orientation Ordinance

February 9, 2011

The Manhattan City Commission voted 3-2 in favor of a new ordinance advertised as protecting individuals from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and “gender identity,” but that in fact presents a grave threat to religious liberty.  The Attorney for the Diocese of Salina had previously testified against the proposal because it lacks sufficient protections for religious organizations, and because it codifies the proposition that orthodox Christian teaching on human sexuality is discriminatory and wrong.