Amendment Dies Second Death In Kansas
(By 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff)
(Topeka, Kansas) For the second time legislators
in Kansas have rejected a proposed amendment to the state constitution
to ban same-sex marriage.
March the Kansas Senate defeated the same bill after it had been
passed in the House. But, last month, after pressure from conservative
religious groups and right wing Republicans, lawmakers from both
the House and Senate agreed write a single wide-ranging ban to be
put to the two chambers, an action that usually comes only after
separate bills have already passed each house. (story)
ban would have included civil unions and barred the state from providing
any legal benefits to same-sex couples.