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Sebelius: No need for constitutional amendment on marriage

February 6, 2004


Gov. Kathleen Sebelius today said she saw no reason for an amendment to the state Constitution that specifies that marriage must be between a man and a woman.

She said Kansas law already says the same thing, and prohibits recognition in Kansas of gay marriages in other jurisdictions.

"Our law seems pretty clear and unless it's challenged and struck down, I'm not sure we need any further clarification," Sebelius said.

A proposed constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriages has been filed in the state Legislature.

To pass, an amendment must be approved by a two-thirds vote in the House and Senate, and then by a majority of voters statewide.

Earlier this week, Massachusetts' high court said gays are entitled to marry.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of Saturday's Journal-World.

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