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Equality Rally’ planned at South Park Gazebo, regardless of how Supreme Court rules on gay marriage

June 25, 2013

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Regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, advocates for gay and lesbian rights will hold an "Equality Rally."

The rally will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the South Park Gazebo.

“Kansans and Lawrencians are fair-minded people and realize the importance of equality. It is up to us right here at home to continue to work hard to bring positive change to our state,” said Scott Criqui, a board member of the Kansas Equality Coalition of Lawrence and Douglas County.

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to issue rulings Wednesday on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bans legally married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and pension benefits; and Proposition 8, the 2008 California initiative that banned same-sex marriage in the state.

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Armored_One 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Not in the least, since marriage is a state right, given that the feds don't reserve it for themselves...

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9 months, 3 weeks ago

This morning, 26 June 2013, the SCOTUS ruled DOMA as unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the 5th Amendment.

How will this affect states like Kansas with amendments to their state constitutions based on an unconstitutional law?

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