Some Kansas Judges Issuing Gay Couples Licenses
Associated Press - November 13, 2014 6:27 pm
A Kansas couple was sentenced to three years of probation for laundering millions of dollars in suspected drug money through their small town bank.
Judges in at least four Kansas counties were issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples a day after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing them to wed.
Clerks in other counties were giving applications to gay couples but requiring them to abide by the state’s three-day waiting period before they can get a license.
As of midmorning Thursday, Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild had waived the waiting period for three couples and said he would consider similar requests on a case-by-case basis. A different judge had agreed to preside over the wedding of one of the couples after the courthouse closes at 5 p.m. CST.
Two couples received licenses in Sedgwick County, while judges in Cowley and Riley counties each had issued one marriage license to same-sex couples.