Kansas Supreme Court Allows More Gay Marriages

The Kansas Supreme Court has cleared the way for additional gay marriages in the state. The court on Tuesday evening lifted its hold on marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Johnson County. The justices last month blocked such licenses while reviewing a petition from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. But the Kansas court did not…

Federal Judge Blocks Kansas’s Ban on Marriage Equality

BREAKING: With the stay lifted, same-sex couples in Kansas can begin applying for marriage licenses immediately. (November 12, 5:45 p.m. EST) [On November 4, 2014], U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction in Marie v. Moser, ordering Kansas to stop enforcing its discriminatory ban on marriage for same-sex couples.  Judge Crabtree granted the state’s…

Judge rules against Kansas same-sex marriage ban

As voters headed to the polls for Election 2014, a federal judge on Tuesday ruled against the ban on same-sex marriage in Kansas. 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 injunction is…

Kansas House passes bill allowing refusal of service to same-sex couples

(CNN) — Denying services to same-sex couples may soon become legal in Kansas. House Bill 2453 explicitly protects religious individuals, groups and businesses that refuse services to same-sex couples, particularly those looking to tie the knot. It passed the state’s Republican-dominated House on Wednesday with a vote of 72-49, and has gone to the Senate…