2 More Kansas Counties Taking Same-Sex Marriage Apos, But Not Approving Them

(AP) – District court clerks in two north-central Kansas counties are accepting applications for marriage licenses from same-sex couples but not approving them.

Court Administrator Todd Heitschmidt said Monday that Chief District Judge Jerome Hellmer has directed that no action be taken on such applications in Ottawa and Saline counties until the Kansas Supreme Court decides whether gay marriages can go forward.

Ottawa and Saline counties make up the 28th Judicial District. Heitschmidt said Saline county received four applications last week from same-sex couples.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that gay marriages could go forward while the federal courts review a lawsuit over the denial of marriage licenses to lesbian couples in Douglas and Sedgwick County.

But the Kansas Supreme Court has yet to rule on its own gay-marriage case.

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