Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Federal District Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Kansas Same-Sex Marriage Ban

In Marie v. Moser, (D KS, Nov. 4, 2014), a Kansas federal district court issued a preliminary injunction barring Kansas officials from enforcing any law that prohibits the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. However, because of lack of standing, the injunction does not extend to Kansas provisions that prohibit the recognition of same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. The court stayed its injunction until Nov. 11 to give defendants time to appeal to the 10th Circuit. The 10th Circuit has already struck down same-sex marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports on the decision.