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Same-Sex Marriage Maybe Soon In Kansas

Associated Press - October 7, 2014 7:47 am

Same-sex marriage is still not being allowed in Kansas, but that could soon change.

The Sedgwick County Courthouse is turning away same-sex couples seeking to get a marriage license in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that clears the way for such unions. The Saline County Courthouse is doing the same.

Kerry Wilks and Donna Ditrani, along with their minister, went to the Wichita courthouse Monday to get a marriage license. After the clerk refused to give them paperwork to get a license, the couple said they would be happy to “join the cause” as plaintiffs in a lawsuit expected to be filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the Kansas ban.

Aimee McCarter and Jennifer Kozushko say they’re disappointed after being refused a marriage license, although McCarter said they didn’t expect anything different. They walked away from the courthouse, holding hands.