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Documents show impact of gay marriage in Kansas

Posted: 7:42 AM, Sep 16, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-16 08:42:52-04

Court documents are offering a glimpse at the early impact of the gay marriage ruling in Kansas.

The latest filing Tuesday from state officials comes in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Kansas ban on same-sex marriages.

A federal judge has ruled the state's ban is unconstitutional in the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized such unions nationwide.

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But he gave the parties extra time to make written filings on whether Kansas has made good on its assurances that it will comply.

One affidavit shows that the Kansas State Employee Health Benefits Plan has granted health insurance coverage to 48 same-sex spouses.

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Another document shows Sedgwick County has issued at least 160 marriage licenses to same-sex couples, while Douglas County issued about 60 such licenses.

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