Bosma cool to gay-rights bill

After a Senate committee advanced a civil rights bill that excluded transgender people and included several caveats, House Speaker Brian Bosma said Thursday that he has “yet to talk to someone who thinks the bill is a good idea.”

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EDITORIAL: Encouraging start for LGBT debate

We still believe that simply adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the civil rights law makes the most sense. But it is with cautious optimism that we welcome a proposal from Senate Republicans that goes further than we expected.

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