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If Kansas can do it, anybody can do it.

Kansas House Rejects Gay Marriage Ban

(quick note: just to clear things up, this definately doesn't mean that gay people can get married in my state. but there's no constitutional ban against it, so it could happen, maybe, someday. With a constitutional ban, it would have taken major legislation, no city could even think about trying it first, the issue would be impossible to bring up. This just makes the whole process a little less scary.)

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homunculus
May. 4th, 2004 06:40 pm (UTC)
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :::pauses for breath::: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lol sorry, just made me happy.
tiwonge
May. 4th, 2004 06:54 pm (UTC)
Go Kansas!

Kansas: Where Gays Marry and they teach Creationism in the schools. :)

(Although that's old news--it's probably been overturned.)
spacefem
May. 4th, 2004 07:05 pm (UTC)
Well, they never actually added creationism to the curriculum, they just removed evolution (definitely in the interest of religion, though). And I think it was overturned but I can't seem to find any news stories to prove it so maybe not.
parcimony
May. 4th, 2004 07:22 pm (UTC)
It was overturned. Pretty much everyone who voted to take evolution out of the testing curriculum were voted out in the next election.
spacefem
May. 4th, 2004 07:35 pm (UTC)
media certainly didn't do much for us there, did they? I seriously can't find an article on it, but they love pointing and laughing at kansas when we do let the religious right take the controls for a while. oh well.
parcimony
May. 5th, 2004 05:24 pm (UTC)
smittenbyu
May. 4th, 2004 08:47 pm (UTC)
I always found that issue interesting! In my school in the International Baccalaureate Curriculum, both theories are taught in full detail. It's upto the student's judgement to decide. I find that a better option. After evolution is a theory and not a fact. So why not educate the kids that there are alternatives as well.

I learnt both and I still turned out ok :)
darkfairy13
May. 4th, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC)
I'm really not shocked. No matter how many liberals, Republicans come out in huge numbers. Well, since the majority of the U.S is in fact Republican. But yeah, in Kansas it can be done. In New York however, huge struggle.
smittenbyu
May. 4th, 2004 08:47 pm (UTC)
Go Kansas!!
tanookie
May. 4th, 2004 09:57 pm (UTC)
ummm... if a gay couple get married in a state and/or country that allows it then goes into a state that bans it, what happens?

I tried reading that article but i couldnt bring up the page for some reason.
spacefem
May. 4th, 2004 10:07 pm (UTC)
Clinton signed the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act into law, which declared that states do not have to recognize same-sex marriages if their laws do not allow it. So if you get married in Hawaii then move to Kansas, you're not legally married. Your spouse's health insurance doesn't cover you, your name can't go on the birth certificate of a child born to your spouse, all that fun stuff.
sarahkatheryn
May. 5th, 2004 12:39 pm (UTC)
I KNOW!!! Cheers to that. I was in the house when it happened and the buzz was that even with the recall at 6:30 there were still Dems and even Repubs who were willing to fall on the sward if need be. And also from what I understand Dennis Moore was instrumental in calling people all week saying that in the event that this gets on the ballot it will make it difficult for congressional and senate races across Kansas because the radical right is going to come out of the closet (pardon the pun) to vote against it and as a result will also vote straight (another pun) ticket republican/conservatives -- so he made lots of calls and really got out the vote on this, so I say thank god to him and thank god to all the dems and republicans who really helped out!!! Makes me feel so much better about domestic policy these days. . .*sheds a single tear* its a good day in America I say. . a good good day.
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