Out Of Control Kansas Governor Ignores Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling

What’s?the best way to describe a man who is so enamored with his own opinion that he refuses to adhere to a ruling handed down by the Supreme Court? And no, not the Kansas Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court! The Kansas Governor is out of control, and if an order from SCOTUS doesn’t force?him to relent, what will it?take?

Refusing To Acknowledge Defeat

The issue at question concerns the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state of Kansas. Over a week ago, a federal judge ruled that the Kansas ban on same-sex marriage violated the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. A one week stay was granted on the ruling to give the state an opportunity to decide if it would appeal.


The state asked SCOTUS to increase the time-frame of the granted stay, but as of last night the extension was denied. As every American knows, once SCOTUS has ruled, there are no more options. It’s time to throw in the towel. Well, almost every American.

“Gov. Sam Brownback isn’t giving up on defending the state’s gay-marriage ban despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for same-sex marriages in his state,” the AP reported last night. “The Republican governor supports the ban and has said it is worth defending because voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state constitution against gay marriage in 2005.” The New Civil Rights Movement

Political Hemming and Hawing

So how is Governor Brownback defending the ban? By claiming that since the original suit only mentioned four counties by name, they are the only ones that should be affected by the ruling. WHAT?! How does that make even the slightest bit of sense?

The ban is state-wide. The ban was found unconstitutional. Does it really matter that there were only four counties named in the suit? The ruling was against the ban, not the counties!

This is an ongoing situation that could get very ugly before it’s finished. Who do you think is in the right?

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