Gay marriage comes to Kansas; S. Carolina marriage ban struck down

The US Supreme Court has lifted a stay on gays being able to marry in the state of Kansas, on the same day that a federal judge struck down South Carolina’s ban on gay marriages.


AP reports that the situation in Kansas is still not all together clear:

The legal situation was complicated in Kansas because state Attorney General Derek Schmidt filed his own case with the Kansas Supreme Court, seeking to block marriage licenses for gay couples. The Kansas court blocked further licenses while it reviewed the case and its order is still in effect, making it unclear how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday will be applied in individual counties.a

And more on South Carolina from Reuters:

In Charleston, U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel ruled that South Carolina is bound by an earlier regional federal appeals court decision that struck down Virginia’s similar law. Gergel said his decision will not take effect for one week to allow South Carolina time to appeal.

That could allow same-sex couples to file for marriage licenses or in some cases begin receiving them starting on Nov. 20 if the state is unable to obtain a further delay via the courts.

And Mississippi is preparing to rule on a gay marriage court case shortly.

The end is nigh.

Dorothy and the South? Game over, man.

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