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KANSAS: State Supreme Court Stops Marriage Licenses In Johnson County

Via the Associated Press: The Kansas Supreme Court has blocked the state’s most populous county from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, hours after the first one was issued under an order from a lower-court judge. The Supreme Court issued a three-page order in response to a petition filed by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. The high court said it …

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KANSAS: Attorney General Derek Schmidt Asks Court To Block Johnson County Marriage Licenses As First Couple Weds

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today asked the state Supreme Court to block same-sex marriage licenses in Johnson County.  A lawsuit demanding that Kansas recognize out-of-state marriages was filed in December 2013, but there is presently no challenge to the Kansas ban itself. Schmidt argues that Chief District Judge Kevin Moriarty exceeded his authority when he directed the court clerk …

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