Government
6:17 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Kansas Legislator Plans To Take Action Against Gay Marriage

As Kansas supporters of gay marriage celebrated two U.S. Supreme Court rulings Wednesday, Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp said he would take action.

The Supreme Court struck down a provision of a federal law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples. It also cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.

Many Kansas residents celebrated at the rainbow-colored "Equality House" in Topeka. Leaders of the Planting Peace organization there unfurled a large banner from the roof of the house that said, "Bye, Bye DOMA."

Conversely, Tim Huelskamp says he's now pushing for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution defining marriage "as the union of one man and one woman."