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Kansas Supreme Court mulls Johnson County marriage case

Source: 
KMBC.com
Author: 
Micheal Mahoney
Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014

"The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether a chief judge in Johnson County overstepped his bounds when he authorized same-sex marriages in the county.

The judge made the decision following the federal 10th Circuit Appeals Court ruling that struck down same-sex marriage bans in Oklahoma and Utah.

The ruling did not touch the constitutional same-sex marriage ban in Kansas, but many people believe the decision also affects Kansas because it's in the same federal circuit.

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Levy said he's aware that Douglas and Sedgwick counties are already issuing same-sex marriage licenses under another ruling. He said he thinks the Johnson County case could lead to all 105 Kansas counties issuing same-sex marriage licenses."