ACLU, Kansas attorney general go to court over gay marriage
Brad Cooper and Bryan Lowry wrote:
"The assault on same-sex marriage bans zeroed in on Kansas on Friday with a new legal challenge that could clear the way for gay marriage in yet another state.
Two lesbian couples – one from Wichita and another from Lecompton – challenged the state’s ban in federal court Friday afternoon.
The lawsuit capped a topsy-turvy day that began with the state’s first same-sex marriage in Johnson County.
It ended when the state Supreme Court temporarily stopped the county from issuing any more licenses to gay couples.
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Likewise, legal experts think a federal judge in Kansas will be obligated to follow a ruling from the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals striking down same-sex marriage bans in Oklahoma and Utah.
'There is little chance that a court would conclude that the Kansas constitutional provision and statutes are valid even though the Oklahoma and Utah ones were not,' said University of Kansas law professor Richard Levy."