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

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Kansas
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
Kansas
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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Hundreds rally at Kansas Statehouse to protest end of LGBT protections

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Hundreds of people gather in front of the Kansas statehouse in Topeka, Kan., on Saturday Feb. 14, 2015, to rally against actions by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback that took away protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Hundreds of people chanted and held signs Saturday at the Kansas Statehouse in a Valentine's Day protest against GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's decision to end legal protections against discrimination for LGBT workers in state government. [...]

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Sebelius blasts Brownback’s decision to rescind LGBT protections

Friday, February 13, 2015
Kathleen Sebelius
Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she was surprised and distressed by Gov. Sam Brownback’s decision to rescind an executive order that offered protections for LGBT state employees. [...]

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Kansas governor rescinds order protecting LGBT state workers

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.)
Kansas will no longer specifically ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in hiring and employment in much of state government because of action announced Tuesday by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. [...]

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Federal judge moves to speed up ruling in Kansas same-sex marriage suit

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Kansas
U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree has directed opposing attorneys to narrow factual disputes and to propose a schedule at the end of January for him to hear legal issues. [...]

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