Legislators are also reopening debate on whether the state should give special legal protections for people, groups, and businesses who oppose gay marriage for religious reasons.
A Senate panel will take testimony on Thursday from legal scholars on whether existing state laws protect gay-marriage opponents from being fined or sued for refusing to provide goods or services for same-sex weddings.
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing follows the House's passage of what supporters called a "religious freedom" bill.
Gay-rights supporters are rallying at the Kansas Statehouse at 1pm on Tuesday to protest anti-gay marriage legislation that critics contend would encourage discrimination.
Rally organizers include: the group Equality Kansas, the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.
They oppose a bill that prohibits government fines and anti-discrimination lawsuits when people, groups, businesses cite their religious beliefs for refusing goods, services, accommodations or employment benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
A mural painted by Hispanic teenagers in north Wichita was discovered defaced with racist language Thursday. It was created as an expression of the immigration struggles that undocumented youth face in the American education system.
Valentine's Day is one of the most romantic days of the year, and it's also a busy time for Dating Coach and Strategist, Suzanna Matthews.
Matthews is the Founder and President of The Date Maven. For nearly 25 years, she's been studying dating, mating, gender communications, and human sexuality. She coaches clients throughout the Midwest on how to choose well and find love.
So give us some dating examples. What should we keep in mind on a first date?
The Kansas Historical Society says its Kansas Digital Newspapers program has partnered with Newspapers.com to provide online access to several million pages of Kansas newspapers from the Historical Society's collection.
The initial partnership will focus on Kansas newspapers published 1854 - 1922 and includes almost five million pages.
The KHS's collection holds nearly every newspaper published in Kansas from 1854 to the present. The digital newspapers program seeks to digitize and share electric versions of Kansas newspapers.
The wild horses of the west are being managed by the federal government with 71 million tax dollars. Some people believe that the herds are growing too large and that the horses are over populating the western public lands, taking up resources that could be used for cattle, wildlife and recreation use. But extra feral horses can't be shot or slaughtered and few are adopted. So thousands are shipped to the Midwest for safekeeping on large ranches. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc visited a herd of wild mustangs in the Flint Hills near Cassoday.
It’s reported that less than half of the 2.5-million African American soldiers who registered for the armed forces at the beginning of World War II were called to serve. Those who were enlisted found that as they served their country abroad, they still faced less than a democratic reception at home.