Government
7:26 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Kansas Delegation Leery of Huelskamp's Constitutional Amendment To Gay Marriage

Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp's bill seeking a constitutional amendment to gay marriage is picking up support, but not from Kansas colleagues.

Huelskamp's bill has picked up at least 47 co-sponsors in the U.S. House since its introduction a month ago.

But co-sponsors from Kansas are absent from this list.

U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo says he strongly believes in defending traditional marriage and is looking at the amendment carefully.

Representatives Kevin Yoder and Lynn Jenkins declined comment.

Huelskamp's legislation is currently in a subcommittee.

He introduced it after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in June.