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Kansas: State’s defense of same-sex marriage ban cost taxpayers $100K

Friday, July 3, 2015
The Kansas attorney general's office says legal disputes involving the state's same-sex marriage ban have cost taxpayers nearly $100,000 over the past 18 months. ...

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Kansas governor pondering same-sex marriage ‘religious objections’ legislation

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.)
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday that he's considering proposing a new religious objections law for Kansas following the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage, and he defended his administration's cautious response to the ruling. ...

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Kansas AG dismisses state court case against same-sex marriage

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has dismissed a case he filed last year with the state Supreme Court to keep counties from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. ...

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All counties in Kansas now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Same-sex couples were able to obtain marriage licenses in all of Kansas' 105 counties Tuesday, but the state wasn't yet allowing gay and lesbian spouses to change their last names on driver's licenses or file joint income tax returns. ...

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Kansas urges dismissal of federal lawsuit challenging same-sex marriage ban

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Kansas argues in a new court filing that same-sex couples' ability to obtain marriage licenses in many counties should prompt a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by gay and lesbian couples. ...

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15 states urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans

Monday, April 6, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
Eight states where same-sex couples can marry are among 15 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans and leave the matter to voters and lawmakers. ...

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Kansas panel advances bill protecting college religious groups amid protest fears

Friday, April 3, 2015
A GOP lawmaker warns that Kansas risks similar backlash as Indiana and Arkansas if lawmakers pass a bill aimed at protecting college religious groups, but a colleague said heeding such concerns would be "catering to the mob." ...

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Equality House celebrates anniversary with kiss outside Westboro church

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dozens celebrate the second anniversary of Equality House in Topeka, Kan., with a kiss outside the Westboro Baptist Church.
Equality House, located across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, home to anti-gay extremists famous for their “Gods Hate Fags” protests, celebrated its second anniversary over the weekend with one big smooch. ...

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Kansas Senate approves bill allowing campus religious groups to discriminate

Friday, March 20, 2015
Kansas state capitol in Topeka.
The bill would prevent state universities, community colleges and technical colleges from refusing to recognize or denying campus resources to religious groups that limit their memberships. ...

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GOP lawmaker proposes Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage … again

Saturday, February 21, 2015
U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.)
Republican lawmaker Tim Huelskamp of Kansas has introduced a resolution in the U.S. House that proposes amending the Constitution so that only marriages between one man and one woman are legal. ...

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