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Kansas Same-Sex Couples Denied Marriage Licenses

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County Courthouse is turning away same-sex couples seeking to get a marriage license in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that clears the way for such unions. Kerry Wilks and Donna Ditrani, along with their minister, went to the Wichita courthouse Monday to get a marriage license. After the clerk refused to give them paperwork to get a license, the couple said they would be happy to "join the cause" as plaintiffs in a lawsuit expected to be filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the Kansas ban. Aimee McCarter and Jennifer Kozushko say they're disappointed after being refused a marriage license, although McCarter said they didn't expect anything different. They walked away from the courthouse, holding hands.

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