Shawnee County Court Calls Off Same-Sex Marriage Hearing
Buckle your seatbelts kids, because there will be a zillion more court cases filed before anyone can relax on this generational civil rights challenge.
A judge in Shawnee County has canceled a hearing that was set for Friday in a case challenging the state’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.
Judge Frank Theis canceled the hearing in the case Thursday in light of Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court order allowing gay marriages to go forward in at least two counties in Kansas, according to an email from his office.
But Theis did not dismiss the case entirely, according to the email, and he left open the possibility that the hearing could be rescheduled.
The case involves two same-sex couples, one in Lawrence and another in Douglas County, who were legally married in California, but who were not allowed to file joint income tax returns in Kansas because of the state’s ban on same-sex marriages.