Same-sex marriage in limbo in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The wedding plans of gay couples across Kansas remain in limbo, with all but one of the state’s 105 counties refusing to issue marriage licenses.

Same-sex couples began heading to county marriage license offices around the state Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the way for its expansion.

Johnson County on Wednesday announced plans to issue licenses to gay couples, setting up a potential showdown with a conservative-led state government.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt and his spokeswoman didn’t immediately return phone calls or emails seeking comment Thursday. The general counsel for the Kansas Office of Judicial Administration is suggesting that county clerks accept applications and let judges decide whether to issue licenses.

Meanwhile, the ACLU is planning to file a lawsuit, but not until next week.


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