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High Court Lifts Hold on KS Gay Marriage

Source: 
Kansas Public Radio
Author: 
Stephen Koranda
Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014

"Same sex marriages will be allowed to go forward in Kansas Thursday. That comes after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to block the marriages while a lawsuit over the issue waits before an appeals court.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt has argued that this would only affect the two Kansas counties involved in the suit, Douglas and Sedgwick. In a statement, he suggested this decision applies to just those counties.

But University of Kansas Law Professor Richard Levy says allowing same sex marriages in Kansas would seemingly have a wider impact than just two counties.

'If it’s overturned for one county, it’s because it’s null and void. And if it’s null and void, then it’s null and void for all counties,' says Levy."