A federal judge Tuesday blocked Kansas from enforcing the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, but he delayed the injunction for a week to allow an appeal.
The action follows last month’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand lower-court rulings that declared such prohibitions unconstitutional.
In his 38-page opinion, U.S. District Court judge Daniel Crabtree ruled that the Kansas ban likewise violated the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection.
He ruled on a lawsuit that two lesbian couples filed last month on the day the state’s first same-sex marriage licenses were issued before the Kansas Supreme Court stepped in and called a halt.
Source: USA Today | Michael Winter