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Saturday, March 1, 2008, 1:00 PM
What if your college told you that being Gay was against the law? Mark Manning returns to host The Tenth Voice with special guest Kristie Stremel myspace.com/kristiestremelmusic who shares her experiences as a student at Garden City Community College, in Garden
On January 30, 2008, Finney County Attorney John Wheeler Jr., was invited to Garden City Community College to provide education regarding sexual offenses and their prevention. Over 100 students attended the presentation. During his explanation of Kansas sodomy laws, Mr. Wheeler unequivocally stated: “Homosexuality is a crime in Kansas.” His Power Point presentation emphasized that such sex is "UNLAWFUL in Kansas."
Kristie wondered if the attorney was aware that The US Supreme Court had struck down a Texas Law (Lawrence Vs. Texas) in 2003, that is identical to the Kansas Law. But Mr. Wheeler stands by his words and says the law is still on the books in Kansas.
Attorney Lisa Brunner, of Husch & Eppenberger, LLC, Joins us to discuss this situation and how Mr. Wheeler's remarks are misleading and cause unnecessary distress to LGBT students at Garden City Community College. Lisa was named the 2007 Advocate of the Year award
from the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Western Missouri because of her work to help advance civil liberties.