I hope you went out and voted yesterday. I did, though I confess that I strongly dislike doing so because I never feel like anything changes. I’m thrilled to say that there are changes happening outside of the voting booth in Kansas where we’ve struck another victory!
KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) – Same-sex couples may soon be able to marry in Kansas following a federal judge’s ruling on Tuesday that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.
U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree granted a preliminary injunction stopping Kansas from enforcing its ban on gay marriage and put the ruling on hold until Nov. 11 to give Kansas an opportunity to appeal.
The decision, if upheld, would add to more than a dozen states where same-sex marriage has become legal since the U.S. Supreme Court said on Oct. 6 that it would not review recent U.S. appeals court decisions that struck down state bans.
Crabtree ruled that the Kansas ban violated the rights of gay couples to equal protection and due process under the U.S. Constitution.