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This morning the United States Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of Pidgeon v City of Houston, Texas. In Pidgeon, the Texas state supreme court ruled that same-sex couples are not automatically entitled to the same marital benefits, such as spousal heath care, as opposite-sex couples.
The US Supreme Court’s action this morning allows the Texas court’s ruling to stand. We do not know yet what the impact will be on Kansas; although the Pidgeon case is specific to Texas, anti-LGBT government officials in Kansas could be emboldened to mistreat and discriminate against us based on our sexual orientation and relationship status.
IMPORTANT: If you are denied access to services because of your marriage status, in or by the State of Kansas, please let us know immediately! Call our office at 316-683-1706, or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will keep you posted as we learn more.