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ACLU Revises Gay Marriage Suit to Raise New Claims

Associated Press - November 26, 2014 8:17 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union has revised its lawsuit over gay marriage in Kansas to raise new claims that the state is refusing to recognize the unions performed in Kansas and other states.

Their amended complaint, filed Wednesday, seeks to force the state to recognize same-sex marriages for spousal health insurance benefits, tax filing purposes and driver’s license name changes.

ACLU attorney Doug Bonney says he is disappointed and accused the state of continuing to play an “obstruction game.”

The attorney general’s office didn’t immediately return a phone message.

The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month blocked Kansas from enforcing its ban on same-sex marriages while the lawsuit proceeds in federal court.  Same-sex couples in Kansas have since been marrying in some but not all of the state’s 105 counties.