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Marie v. Moser - Freedom to Marry in Kansas

Location: Kansas
Status: Closed (Judgment)
Last Update: January 15, 2015

What's at Stake

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Kansas have filed a lawsuit against district court clerks in Douglas and Sedgwick counties for their refusal to issue marriage applications to two same-sex couples, despite the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals lifting its stay on marriage for same-sex couples.

Kansas officials have since attempted to block the issuance of marriage licenses after the first and only couple successfully obtained a marriage license and wed in Johnson County.

Status: On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. Same-sex couples now have the freedom to marry in all 50 states. VICTORY!

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