Because of the standard waiting period in Kansas, Monday was the first day many same sex couples would be eligible to get married. KPR’s Stephen Koranda reported about two hundred people were present for the first same sex wedding at a Lawrence church. Gerlado Sousa and David Bergeron were married by Reverend Peter Luckey.
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.
Politics are polarizing in traditionally moderate Colorado. Colorado has been a swing state for a long time with basically an even split between Democrats, Republicans, and the “unaffiliated.” However the divide is widening mostly due to the rightward drift of Republicans reported the Economist.