Same sex marriages have the green light in Kansas. The U.S. Supreme Court is not going to block the marriages while the state’s lawsuit is in appeals court. Earlier a federal district judge stopped the state from enforcing its ban.. staying in line with an a federal appeals court ruling that struck down bans in Oklahoma and Utah.
Jim Sherow recently received from Traditional Republicans for Common Sense according to a recent article from The Republic. The 63-year-old Kansas State University history professor is the Democratic nominee for the 1st Congressional District of Kansas.
Kansas was one of 18 states that sided with Hobby Lobby in the court battle over opting out of the inclusion of contraceptives in their insurance coverage. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby saying certain employers can opt out of including contraceptives in their insurance because of religious beliefs. The reaction in Kansas followed predictable ideological lines reported Bryan Thompson for Kansas Public Radio.
Gov. Sam Brownback recently announced that Kansas is joining a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the designation of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species according to a recent article in the Wichita Eagle.