Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp and Governor
Sam Brownback on Saturday led a campaign rally against marriage
equality in Kansas.
Kansas is the lone state resisting two
separate Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals rulings striking down gay
marriage bans in Oklahoma and Utah. The court's rulings took effect
last week after the Supreme Court refused to hear appeals in the
The ACLU has asked a federal judge in
Kansas City to force the state to comply with the rulings and allow
gay and lesbian couples to marry in Kansas.
According to KSN
News, dozens of speakers opposed to marriage equality
participated in Saturday's Whistle Bus Stop Tour held in the parking
lot of a church on the east side of Wichita.
“Seventy percent of Kansans voted to
put in your constitution that marriage is the definition of a man and
woman,” Brownback, a Republican, told the crowd, estimated at about
Huelskamp, a vocal opponent of gay
rights, suggested that allowing gay couples to marry would lead to
“If we lose the battle, you will have
to accept the view that marriage can be anything three judges say it
is,” said Huelskamp, also a Republican.