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Kansas governor joins anti-marriage equality rally

Kansas governor joins anti-marriage equality rally

Despite legal losses, the governor of Kansas continues to back the state’s gay marriage ban.

Yesterday, 18 October, Sam Brownback joined a rally sponsored by the anti-gay Family Research Council.

Held in the parking lot of Summit Church in East Wichita, Brownback told the approximately 100 attendees  ’70 percent of Kansans’ approved the prohibition in 2005.

‘The state of Kansas has voted on this, the people of Kansas have voted on this,’ he continued, as reported by the Wichita Eagle.’We need to keep pushing those issues and keep surging … surge forward into the election cycle.’

Brownback, who is in a reelection campaign, also made a call to voters.

‘We need to push forward our candidates that stand for this country, that stand for faith, that stand for family, that stand for freedom,’ he said.

Earlier this month, Chief Judge Kevin Moriarty directed other judges and court clerks to approve marriage licenses for gay couples. After one same-sex couple got married, the Kansas Supreme Court ordered a stay.

A hearing on the ban is scheduled for 6 November.

According to Kansas Equality Coalition, an activist organization, ‘the ACLU filed a request for an injunction in Federal court, demanding that the United States, in keeping with the 10th Circuit rulings in Utah and Oklahoma, immediately cease enforcement of the marriage ban.’