gay marriage

Taxes
3:01 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Gay Couples Sue to Overturn Kansas Tax Filing Policy

Legally married same-sex couples are suing the Kansas Department of Revenue over a policy that says they must file separate state tax returns.

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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.

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."

Community
12:08 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Salina Mayor Joins Group Supporting Gay Marriage

Six months after Salina residents voted to repeal anti-discrimination protections based on gender identity and sexual orientation, the city's new mayor has joined a national group of mayors who support gay marriage.

Mayor Barb Shirley is the first Kansas mayor to join Mayors for Freedom to Marry, the Salina Journal reported. More than 350 other mayors across the country belong to the group.

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Government
6:04 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Brownback Still Supports Ban On Gay Marriage

Gov. Sam Brownback still supports a federal law against gay marriage that he backed as a member of Congress and says the issue is settled in Kansas because of the state's constitutional ban.

Brownback faced questions Thursday from reporters with two cases on gay marriage before the U.S. Supreme Court. Brownback has long supported what he calls the traditional definition of marriage.

In one case, the high court is being asked to strike down a gay-marriage ban in California enacted by voters. The other case is a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act of 1996.

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News
5:25 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Top Morning News 3.29.13 (UPDATED)

 Updated 8:45 AM

Kansas farmers planting differently due to drought; Gov. Brownback says gay marriage issue is settled in Kansas; Pizza Hut promises free pizza if the Shockers win the NCAA title; Kansas students to participate in Geographic Bee.

Kan. Farmers Plan To Sow Less Corn, More Sorghum

Kansas farmers are planting fewer acres of thirsty crops like corn and soybeans this spring and more of drought-tolerant crops like sorghum.

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