Kansas Supreme Court temporarily blocks gay marriages

Jim Derrick and Alfie Travassos exchange rings as they get married at the Salt Lake County Government Complex in Salt Lake City, UtahBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) – The legal battle over gay rights in Kansas reached the state’s highest court and the federal courts on Friday hours after two women were married outside a county courthouse. The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday blocked temporarily the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Kansas, but said couples could file applications, and the ACLU of Kansas filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on gay marriage. …

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