Last weekend hundreds of us lined up to enter the gym in central Topeka, Kansas, where my now 33-year-old daughter attended middle school. My long line of already registered voters was not nearly as long as the parallel line of young people registering to vote, and erstwhile Republicans switching to the Democratic Party to caucus for Bernie Sanders.
I am particularly proud of the history of Kansas as a progressive leader against discrimination. Fast forward to 2014 and the Kansas House of Representatives turns away from our proud heritage. The Kansas House passed a law that clearly and forcefully discriminates, in both the private and public sector, against same-sex couples.