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EQKS Annual Meeting

EQKS Annual Meeting

Update on the EQKS Annual Meeting planned for Saturday, 1/30/16: Saturday begins with a closed board meeting to discuss legislative updates and other board matters, followed by elections.  The two year terms…

Equality Action Alert: Non-Discrimination Bill in Kansas Legislature

Equality Action Alert: Non-Discrimination Bill in Kansas Legislature

Late last Thursday, the Kansas House of Representatives held a hearing on a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to our state’s non-discrimination law. The hearing, in…

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Brownback Backs Down!

Brownback Backs Down!

Greetings all – Another victory! Earlier today, the Brownback administration reversed itself and agreed to accept tax returns from same-sex couples.  As recently as yesterday, returns from married couples were…

Sam Brownback is Lying

Sam Brownback is Lying

Perhaps it should come as no shock, but it appears the Brownback administration is lying to the people of Kansas about his compliance with the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling.  Last…

Sam Brownback Has Gone Too Far

Sam Brownback Has Gone Too Far

On Tuesday, Governor Sam Brownback issued an executive order regarding the US Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v Hodges, the landmark marriage equality case. Instead of ordering state agencies to…

BREAKING: Governor Brownback issues religious objection executive order

BREAKING: Governor Brownback issues religious objection executive order

Greetings all – Early this afternoon, Governor Sam Brownback issued a “religious objection” executive order.  The Governor, who earlier this year criticized and rescinded former Governor Sebelius’ 2007 non-discrimination order…

BREAKING NEWS: State of Kansas Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages

BREAKING NEWS: State of Kansas Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages

Good morning – In the past hour, the State of Kansas has confirmed that same-sex couples may now update their drivers licenses, apply for health insurance on their spouse’s state…

UPDATE: Some State Agencies Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages, Governor’s Office Contradicts

UPDATE: Some State Agencies Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages, Governor’s Office Contradicts

Good morning all – We reported yesterday that some state agencies were recognizing our marriages.  We have multiple copies of email from government officials to members of our community. We…

KS Attorney General Dismisses State Lawsuit Against Marriage Equality

KS Attorney General Dismisses State Lawsuit Against Marriage Equality

Late yesterday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt dismissed his suit against Johnson County Chief Judge Moriarty, effectively ending one of two state legal challenges to same-sex marriages in Kansas. Regular…