Governor signs bill protecting faith groups on campus
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation allowing faith-based college groups to restrict membership to like-minded people, likely putting Kansas on a collision course with civil liberties groups.
The conservative Republican signed the bill Tuesday. The new law will take effect in July.
The Republican-dominated Legislature approved the bill this month, even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that universities could require such groups to open their memberships to all.
Supporters have said the bill was a victory for religious freedom. Opponents say it was a veiled attempt to legalize discrimination....