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'The ruling from the US Supreme Court threw the doors open, and marriage equality arrived here on June 26th, 2015.
The state also allows adoption by gay and lesbian couples.
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Marriage Equality Comes to Kansas - The Details
Nov 13th, 2014
After putting a temporary hold on marriage equality on Monday, the US Supreme Court cleared the way for weddings to begin yesterday.
LGBTQ Nation reports:
The nation's highest court denied a request from Kansas to prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying while the state fights the issue in court. The order is consistent with how the justices have handled... read_more
Supreme Court Grants 24 Hour Stay in Kansas Marriage Equality Case
Nov 11th, 2014
Same-sex couples in Kansas will have to wait little bit longer before they can get married, after Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a short stay in the marriage equality case.
With just over 24 hours to go until a ruling striking down Kansas' same-sex marriage ban was due to take effect, Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday granted an emergency... read_more
Kansas Judge Denies Westboro Intervention in Marriage Equality Case, Tenth Circuit Denies Stay
Nov 8th, 2014
We have a couple new developments in the Kansas marriage equality case. First off, A judge basically told the Westboro Baptist Church to piss off in the request to intervene in the case.
The Washington Blade reports:
U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree, an Obama appointee who on Election Day ruled against the Kansas ban on same-sex marriage, determined in a... read_more
Federal Judge Strikes Down Marriage Equality Ban
Nov 5th, 2014
Lost amidst all the election news - a Federal Judge in Kansas struck down the marriage equality ban there, with weddings to commence on November 11th.
The Washington Blade reports:
In a 38-page decision, U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree, an Obama appointee, issued a preliminary injunction against the enforcement on Kansas law prohibiting of marriage rights for same-sex couples. The... read_more
Marriage Equality: What’s Going On in Kansas
Oct 11th, 2014
Kansas is one of the last hold-outs on marriage equality in the group of states affected by the US Supreme Court's non-decision earlier this week. Here's what's going on there.
Johnson County started the ball rolling Tuesday, accepting applications for marriage licenses. LGBTQ Nation reports:
So far, only Johnson County has announced plans to issue licenses to gay couples. The... read_more
Marriage Equality Updates: Kansas
Oct 6th, 2014
We're running down some of the updates in the aftermath of the shocking Supreme Court decision to turn down all the pending marriage equality cases.
Kansas is not one of the states with a lawsuit before the Supreme Court, so they will have to issue marriage licenses fairly soon, most likely. but not right away. But at least one clerk... read_more