On Feb. 13, one day before Valentine’s Day, Kansas legislators introduced two bills that would invalidate gay marriage, and call it a “parody marriage.”
The bills argue that LGBT people are part of a religious movement, according to USA Today. It wants to classify marriage between a male and a female as “neutral” and same-sex marriage as “religious in nature.”
“We have never seen this level of extremist vitriol laid out in legislative language. These marriage bills combined are 18 pages of insults and name calling...The sponsors of these bills should be ashamed of themselves,” LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Kansas wrote in a Facebook post.
Other proposals of the bills would be to condone conversion therapy, invalidate transgender people and bar public libraries from holding events like “drag queen storytime.”