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Agency balks at allowing same-sex married couples to be foster parents

Friday, July 31, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback
Tom Witt of Equality Kansas said Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will "dig in his heels every step of the way to deny married couples their legal rights." ...

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Kansas seeks dismissal of ACLU lawsuit on gay marriage

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback
Kansas contended in a court filing that continued litigation "serves no legitimate purpose." ...

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Kansas seeks dismissal of ACLU lawsuit on gay marriage

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Kansas has asked the court to dismiss as moot the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the ban.
Will a judge explicitly strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriages? A federal court says Kansas must respond today before it makes its ruling. ...

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ACLU: Kansas’ gay marriage laws should be stricken from book

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The ACLU claims Kansas governor Sam Brownback has failed to acknowledge the binding effect of the Supreme Court's ruling.
"It is fairly clear the state of Kansas wants to do the absolute bare minimum recognition of these marriages that is possible and still be able to make some kind of claim that they are in compliance," ACLU legal director ...

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Same-sex marriage ruling raises issues for Kansas, Missouri

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback
Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the nation, Kansas and Missouri legislators face debates next year over religious objections proposals and expanding their state's anti-discrimination laws to protect gays and lesbians. ...

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Gay rights leader, Kansas governor argue over marriage order

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.)
A prominent Kansas gay rights advocate on Thursday accused Republican Gov. Sam Brownback of trying to hinder same-sex couples, even as lawyers for the state said in a legal filing that Kansas has been prompt in complying with the recent ...

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Kansas allows joint tax returns for gay couples

Thursday, July 9, 2015
The disclosure of the policy change was made in a filing Thursday asking U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree to dismiss a lawsuit filed last year by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of gay and lesbian couples. ...

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Kansas Chamber: Governor’s order sufficient on gay marriage

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.)
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce says legislators should not pursue a new religious objections law following an executive order from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback protecting clergy and religious groups. ...

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Kansas governor issues order shielding clergy from same-sex marriage

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.)
Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order in response to last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. The order said the "imposition" of same-sex marriage could lead to "potential infringements" of religious liberties. ...

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Kansas extends some benefits to married same-sex couples

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Kansas state capitol in Topeka.
Kansas is allowing married gay and lesbian residents to change their names on driver's licenses and is having the health insurance plan for state workers offer coverage to their same-sex spouses, officials said Tuesday. ...

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