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Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [PARENTING]
1.

Courts & Tribunals

On 22 November 2016, Shawnee County District Judge Mary Mattivi ruled that William Marotta, who donated sperm so two women could have a baby together, is not legally the child's father and isn't required to provide financial support, concluding that birth mother Jennifer Schreiner's former partner Angela Bauer should be considered the child's second parent rather than Marotta [R1.6].

On 22 January 2014, Judge Mary Mattivi in the District Court of Shawnee County William Marotta who donated sperm to a lesbian couple is the father of a child born to the women and must pay child support because the parties did not provide the donor sperm to a licensed physician [C1.5], [R1.4].

On 31 December 2012, the Kansas Department of Children and Families was reported to have filed a petition seeking that William Marotta pay child support for the biological daughter that he fathered to a lesbian couple. A hearing in the case has been set for Jan. 8 in Shawnee County District Court [C1.3], [C1.2], [R1.1].

R1.6 DesmoinesRegister: Kansas judge rules sperm donor not on hook for child support 29 NOV 16
C1.5 Memorandum Decision and Order: State of Kansas & Ors v. W.M. PDF 5.24MB, 22 JAN 14
R1.4 MSN News: Judge rules Kansas sperm donor owes child support 23 JAN 14
C1.3 Answer, Sperm Donor Contract: State of Texas & Ors. v. William Marotta 12D002686 PDF 218.62kb, 29 OCT 12
C1.2 Summons, Petition to Determine Paternity: State of Texas & Ors. v. William Marotta 12D002686 PDF 130.28kb, 03 OCT 12
R1.1 Opposing Views: Sperm Donor William Marotta Ordered to Pay Child Support to Lesbian Couple 31 DEC 12
Children: Access, Custody, Visitation Legislation/Cases/References
1.

Courts & Tribunals

On 22 February 2013, Justice Lee Johnson (for the Court) in the Kansas Supreme Court upheld the right of a same-sex partner in a co-parenting relationship to petition courts on matters of child visitation or joint custody [C1.2], [R1.1].

C1.2 Opinion: Marcie Frazier v. Kelly Goudschaal No. 103,487 PDF 156.02kb, 22 FEB 13
R1.1 Topeka Capital-Journal: Court rules in same-sex child custody case 22 FEB 13
Civil Unions, Partners Legislation/Cases/References
1.

State

There are no State laws extending benefits to domestic partners in Kansas.

2.

County

In September 2001 Sedgwick County Manager William Buchanan introduced a measure offering health benefits to unmarried domestic partners of county employees [R2.2]. However, County commissioners unanimously ended the new policy 4 October 2001 [R2.1].

3.

Cities & Towns

On 20 May 2014, the Topeka City Council approved an ordinance (5-3) establishing a city domestic partnership registry for same-sex and opposite-sex couples who are not married [R3.2].

In August 2003, Kansas City Council voted 11–1 to establish a domestic-partner registry and to provide sick- and funeral-leave benefits to city employees who are in committed heterosexual or homosexual relationships [R3.1]. The Kansas City clerk's office will maintain the registry, in which each partner will complete an affidavit, which will be notarized [R3.1].

The question of providing health insurance benefits is to be dealt with as part of the city's insurance negotiations next spring [R3.1].

R2.2 Lawrence Journal-World: Douglas County Doesn't Anticipate Similar Measure 29 SEP 01
R2.1 Topeka Capital-Journal: Unmarried Partners Won't Get Benefits 04 OCT 01
R3.2 TheKansasCityStar: Topeka approves city same sex partner registry 21 MAY 14
R3.1 Kansas City Star: Council approves minimal domestic-partner benefits for city employees 29 AUG 03
Discrimination Legislation/Cases/References
1.

State

On 22 March 2016, Governor Sam Brownback signed Bill SB175 in to law with effect from 01July. The Bill allows college student groups that receiving funding to restrict membership in accordance with their religious beliefs [R1.6].

On 07 July 2015, Governor Sam Brownback issued an executive order that shields clergy members and religious organizations from being penalized by the state, thereby enabling service providers such as adoption agencies and homeless shelters to discriminate against same-sex couples and still receive state contracts [R1.5].

On 10 February 2015, Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order (No. 15-01) cancelling the August 2007 order (No. 07-24) by Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius barring discrimination against gays and lesbians in hiring and employment throughout much of state government [R1.4].

On 18 February 2014, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Jeff King declared dead House Bill 2453, that would grant legal protections for people and organizations refusing for religious reasons to provide goods and services to gay and lesbian couples, but hearings on whether Kansas needs to enact religious liberty protections will still be held [R1.3].

On 11 February 2014, the House Committee of the Whole voted 72-42 (on 12 February, the House voted 72-49) to pass HB2453 (Protecting religious freedom regarding marriage) that would give public and private employees the right to refuse service based on their religious beliefs on (same-sex) marriage [R1.2].

On 27 March 2012, the House voted 89–27 to advance the Kansas Religious Freedom Act, which says that the government cannot “substantially burden” an individual's practice of religion without a compelling interest to do so. Critics argue that any government body with a policy against discrimination based on sexual orientation may become subject to litigation. The Senate must pass the Bill [R1.1].

2.

Cities & Towns

On 04 August 2014, with the Mayor's 4-4 tie-breaking vote Roeland Park became the second city in Kansas to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity [R2.7].

On 20 May 2014, the Topeka City Council approved an ordinance (5-3) banning the city from discriminating in employment and hiring based on gender identity [R2.6].

On 06 November 2012, Salina voters repealed 54% to 46% an ordinance that prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and Hutchison voters repealed 58% to 42% an ordinance that covered sexual orientation only [R2.5].

On 15 May 2012, the Hutchinson City Council voted 3–2 to add sexual orientation to the city's anti-discrimination ordinance, which covers churches, as well as employers, restaurants and other local businesses and prohibits firings or evictions based on sexual orientation [R2.4].

On 14 May 2012, the Salina City Commission approved 3–2 a proposal to make sexual orientation and gender identity classes protected from discrimination [R2.3].

On 09 May 1978, the Wichita City ordinance prohibiting discrimination against homosexuals was repealed in a 29,402 to 6153 vote [R2.2].

In 1977, the Wichita City Commissioners enacted an ordinance making it unlawful to discriminate on the ground of sexual preference in the provision of housing and employment [R2.1].

3.

Courts & Tribunals

On 29 December 2016, Shawnee County commissioners agreed (3-0) to pay a $48,000 settlement to two women who claimed they were wrongfully terminated from their jobs in the prosecutor's office because of racial and gender discrimination. The ''Krystal L Boxum-Debolt and Lisa Anne Moore v. Chadwick J Taylor, et al.'' case against the District Attorney will proceed in January 2017 [C3.2], [R3.1].

R1.6 InternationalBusinessTimes: LGBT Rights 2016: Kansas Law Allows Religious Groups To Discriminate Against Gay Students, ACLU Warns 23 MAR 16
R1.5 TheAdvocate: Governor Sam Brownback: Kansas Can't Penalize Religious Groups Opposed to Marriage Equality 07 JUL 15
R1.4 EdgeMediaNetwork: Kansas Governor Rescinds Order Protecting Gay State Workers 10 FEB 15
R1.3 Salon: Senator declares Kan. anti-gay marriage bill dead 19 FEB 14
R1.2 The Kansas City Star: Kansas House passes bill that would allow service refusal to same-sex couples on religious grounds 11 FEB 14
R1.1 The Wichita Eagle: State House advances religious freedom act 28 MAR 12
R2.7 LGBTQ Nation: Kansas town bans discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity 05 AUG 14
R2.6 TheKansasCityStar: Topeka approves city same sex partner registry 21 MAY 14
R2.5 The Advocate: Voters in Two Kansas Cities Repeal Antidiscrimination Laws 08 NOV 12
R2.4 FoxNews: City in Kansas votes to outlaw discrimination against gays amid push to exempt churches 15 MAY 12
R2.3 Hutch News: Salina passes GLBT anti-discrimination ordinance 14 MAY 12
R2.2 The Michigan Daily: Wichita dumps gay rights law 10 MAY 78 page 9
R2.1 Wichita Eagle: Yesterday In History 13 FEB 03
3. Courts & Tribunals
C3.2 Memorandum and Order overruling Motion for Summary Judgment: Krystal L Boxum-Debolt and Lisa Anne Moore v. Chadwick J Taylor, et al. No. 12-2641-KHV PDF 38.53kb 01 DEC 16
R3.1 LJWorld: Shawnee County OKs $48K settlement in discrimination lawsuit; Lawrence woman among plaintiffs 29 DEC 16
Estates, Inheritance, Property, Succession, Wills Legislation/Cases/References
1.

Courts & Tribunals

On 22 February 2013, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples may have their property divided under the same principles as heterosexual cohabitating couples [C1.5], [R1.4].

On 07 October 2002, the US Supreme Court upheld [R1.3] a unanimous 15 March 2002 ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court that a male to female transsexual is a man under Kansas law and therefore not entitled to share in the estate of her late husband [C1.2], [R1.1].

C1.5 Syllabus of the Court: Marci Frazier v. Kelly Goudschaal No. 103487 PDF 156.02kb 22 FEB 13
R1.4 Jurist: Breaking New Ground In Kansas: Same-Sex Parental and Property Rights 02 APR 13
R1.3 Kansas City Star: U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Transsexual's Claim 08 OCT 02
C1.2 Stanford University: In the Matter of the Estate of Marshall G. Gardiner, Deceased [273 Kan. 191; 42 P.3d 120 (2002) PDF 87.95kb, 15 MAR 02
R1.1 Associated Press: Kansas Invalidates Transsexual Marriage 15 MAR 02
Gender Identity, Intersex,
Transgender, Transexual

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Legislation/Cases/References
1.

Cities & Towns

On 27 September 2011, in a 4–1 vote, Lawrence City commissioners agreed to add gender identity to the list of protected classes in the city's anti-discrimination code, making it unlawful for employers, landlords and most businesses to discriminate against people who are transgender or don't identify with the gender of their birth [R1.1].

R1.1 LJWorld: Lawrence City Commission approves gender identity ordinance 28 SEP 11

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Hate Crimes Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [VIOLENCE]
1.

State

In 2002, hate crimes based on sexual orientation became considered an aggravating circumstance [R1.1].

2.

Cities & Towns

In September 2002, Topeka City Council approved a hate crimes ordinance that provides harsher penalities for crimes such as assault and destruction of property if the crimes were committed out of hatred for or intimidation of people based on their race, religion, gender or other reasons [R2.2].


In July 2002, the Kansas City hate-crimes ordinance covered crimes motivated by "antipathy, animosity, or hostility based upon the race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, or handicap of another individual or group." [R2.1].

It applies to several misdemeanors, including assault, battery, criminal damage to property, harassment by telephone, and unlawful use of weapons [R2.1].

First-time offenders could be sentenced to up to one year in jail and a fine of $500 to $2,500. Second-time offenders will face a minimum of five days in jail and another $500 to $2,500 fine [R2.1].

Olathe has a similar ordinance [R2.1].

R1.1 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia PDF 700.06kb, fn 152, 13 MAY 09
R2.2 Topeka Capital-Journal: Vote Signals a longer fight 12 SEP 02
R2.1 The Advocate: Hate-crimes Bill Passes in Kansas City 16 JUL 02
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1.

State

The criminal law in Kansas prohibits consensual sex between same-sex couples.

See: 2. Courts & Tribunals [C2.2], [R2.1]

2.

>Courts & Tribunals

On 21 October 2005, the Kansas Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the starkly different penalties violated the federal Constitution's equal protection clause. It said the state's "Romeo and Juliet" statute, which limits the punishment that can be imposed on older teenagers who have sex with younger ones, but only if they are of the opposite sex, must also apply to teenagers who engage in homosexual sex [C2.5], [R2.4].

In December 2004, Court of Appeals Judge G. Joseph Pierron questioned whether the state can punish illegal sex more harshly when it involves two people of the same sex, calling some of the state's justifications "utterly ridiculous" [R2.3].


On 26 June 2003, the US Supreme Court in Lawrence & Garner -v- Texas ruled that a similar the law in Texas was an unconstitutional violation of privacy is thought to nullify or invalidate the Kansas law [C2.2], [R2.1].

C2.5 State of Kansas v. Limon No 85,898, 21 OCT 05
R2.4 Lesbian/Gay Law Notes: Kansas Supreme Court Reverse Limon Verdict NOV 05
New York Times: Kansas Law on Gay Sex by Teenagers Is Overturned 22 OCT 05
R2.3 The Advocate: Kansas Case Tests Lawrence's Mettle 04 DEC 04
C2.2 US Supreme Court: Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U. S. 558 (2003) 26 JUN 03
R2.1 Associated Press: Supreme Court Strikes Down Gay Sex Ban 26 JUN 03
Marriage Legislation/Cases/References
1.

State

Kansas state law does not permit the marriage of same-sex partners.

In June 2002, Bishop William Smalley of Kansas informed clergy that he would begin authorizing the limited blessing of non-married persons [R1.1].

This policy would extend to heterosexual couples for whom marriage would create a financial hardship, and homosexual couples. Smalley was emphatic in stating this blessing is not to be a substitute for Holy Matrimony and may not resemble it liturgically [R1.1].

2.

Courts & Tribunals

On 22 July 2016, US District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a permanent order barring the state from treating same-sex couples differently than opposite-sex couples in allowing them to marry or extending the benefits of marriage to them. The Court retained jurisdiction over the enforcement of the permanent injunction and issues related to it for three years [C2.25], [R2.24].

On 10 August 2015, US District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree summarily ruled that the provision in the Kansas constitution that prohibits issuing marriage licenses same-sex couples or recognizing such marriages violates the Fourteenth Amendment to the US. Constitution. That ruling also applies to any Kansas statute, law, policy or practice that bars or fails to recognize such unions [C2.23], [R2.22].

On 31 December 2014, US District Judge Daniel Crabtree in Kail Marie, et al. v. Robert D Moser, et al., the lead Kansas same-sex marriage case, ordered stipulations of fact (by 09 January), responses (by 20 January) and instructing the parties to file a joint report submitting to the Court a proposed scheduling order by 30 January 2015 [C2.21], [R2.20].

On 02 December 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied the motion for a re-hearing by the full court of the State Supreme Court judgment ruling the same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional [C2.19], [R2.18].

On 18 November 2014, the Kansas Supreme Court lifted the stay on the 08 November Adminstrative Order 14-11 of Tenth Judicial District Judge Kevin P Moriarty allowing marriages in Johnson County, though putting the case on hold pending outcome of the federal US District Court case of Marie v. Moser [C2.17], [R2.16].

On 17 October 2014, following the US Supreme Court denial of the request of the State Kansas for a stay in the Kail Marie, et al., v. Robert Moser same-sex marriage case, Chief Judge A.J. Wachter was reported to have ordered 11th Judicial District of Cherokee, Crawford and Labette counties to issue marriage licenses to gay couples [R2.15].

On 12 November 2014, the US Supreme Court denied the request of the State Kansas for a stay in the Kail Marie, et al., v. Robert Moser same-sex marriage case. Justice Sotomayor referred the request to the whole Court. Justices Scalia and Thomas noted that they would grant the stay request [C2.14], [R2.13].

On 10 November 2014, US Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayer ordered that the 04 November 2014 preliminary injunction entered in the District Court be stayed until further order [C2.12].

On 04 November 2014, US District Judge Daniel D Crabtree found the State's same-sex marriage ban violates the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution and issued a preliminary injunction barring Kansas officials from enforcing the ban, temporarily staying the order until 11 November pending a State appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals [C2.11], [R2.10].

On 28 October 2014, US District Judge Daniel Crabtree scheduled the hearing on a preliminary injunction motion that the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas wants to allow same-sex marriages to proceed in the state while a legal dispute regarding marriage proceeds in state court [R2.9].

On 10 October 2014, the Kansas Supreme Court blocked the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples pending a hearing set for 06 November to consider if the state's ban is constitutional. One same-sex couple were married prior the state Supreme Court order [R2.8].

On 10 October 2014, the ACLU filed a marriage equality complaint on behalf of Kail Marie and Michelle L. Brown and Kerry Wilks and Donna DiTrani. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree has set down a hearing for 31 October, rescheduled from 24 October [C2.7], [ R2.6].

On 08 October 2014, Tenth Judicial District Court of Johnson County Chief Judge Kevin P Moriarty issued an amended administrative order that the county begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in light of the US Supreme Court denying a review of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Kitchen v. Herbert [D2.5], [R2.4].

On 16 June 2014, it was reported that Douglas County is currently the only county in Kansas that has issued divorces for same-sex couples whilst at least two other counties, Shawnee and Johnson, will grant an annulment to end the marriages. Other counties find the marriage is invalid and dismiss the divorce petitions [R2.3].

On 07 October 2002, the US Supreme Court upheld [R2.2] a unanimous 15 March 2002 ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court that a marriage between a man and a male to female transsexual woman is not valid in Kansas [R2.1].

R1.1 Episcopal News Service: Kansas Bishop Approves Limited Plan for Blessing Non-Married Couples 29 JUN 02
C2.25 Memorandum and Order: Kail Marie, et al. v. Susan Mosier et al. No. 14-cv-02518-DDC-TJJ PDF 394.21kb 22 JUL 16
R2.24 TheDetroitNews: Judge to monitor Kansas' actions on gay marriage 22 JUL 16
C2.23 Memorandum and Order: Marie et al v. Moser et al No. 14-cv-02518-DDC-TJJ PDF 447.15kb 10 AUG 15
R2.22 41KSHB: Judge voids Kansas same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional 10 AUG 15
C2.21 Telephone Status Conference: Kail Marie, et al. v. Robert D Moser, et al. No. 14-2518-DDC PDF 219.45kb, 31 DEC 15
R2.20 GayStarNews: Judge acts to speed up Kansas same-sex marriage ruling 01 JAN !5
C2.19 Order: Kail Marie, et al., v. Robert Moser, et al. No. 14-3246 PDF 34.64kb, 02 DEC 14
R2.18 GayStarNews: Appeals court knocks back Kansas' attempt to maintain same-sex marriage ban 03 DEC 14
C2.17 Order: State of Kansas ex rel. Derek Schmidt v. Kevin P Moriaty et al. No. 112,590 PDF 279.18kb, 18 NOV 14
R2.16 EqualityOnTrial: Kansas Supreme Court lifts stay on marriages in Johnson County, puts case on hold pending outcome of federal case 18 NOV 14
R2.15 LGBTQ Nation: Judge orders marriage licenses for same-sex couples in 3 Kansas counties 17 NOV 14
C2.14 Order in Pending Case: Moser, Robert, et al. v. Marie, Kail, et al. No. 14A503, 12 NOV 14
R2.13 EqualityOnTrial: Supreme Court denies stay in Kansas marriage case 12 NOV 14
C2.12 Order: Robert Moser, et al. v. Kail Marie, et al. No. 14A503 PDF 38.05kb, 10 NOV 14
C2.11 Memorandum and Order: Kail Marie, et al., v. Robert Moser No. 14-cv-02518-DDC/TJJ PDF 661.11kb, 04 NOV 14
R2.10 EqualityOnTrial: Federal judge bars enforcement of Kansas same-sex marriage ban 04 NOV 14
R2.9 cjonline: Attorney General's Office, Johnson County District Court argue over gay marriage in filings 31 OCT 14
R2.8 GayStarNews: Kansas has one legally married same-sex couple - for now 11 OCT 14
C2.7 Complaint: Kail Marie and Michelle L. Brown and Kerry Wilks, Ph.D., and Donna DiTrani v. Robert Moser No. 2:14-cv-02518 PDF 99.44kb, 10 OCT 14
R2.6 LGBTQ Nation: Federal judge schedules new hearing in challenge to Kansas gay marriage ban 28 OCT 14
D2.5 Amended - Administrative Order No. 14-11 Re: Same-sex marriage licenses PDF 128.10kb, 08 OCT 14
R2.4 The Advocate: Kansas Judge OK's Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses 08 OCT 14
R2.3 LGBTQ Nation: Kansas county granting divorces to same-sex couples married in other states 16 JUN 14
R2.2 Kansas City Star: U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Transsexual's Claim 08 OCT 02
R2.1 Associated Press: Kansas Invalidates Transsexual Marriage 15 MAR 02
Parenting: Adoption, Fostering Legislation/Cases/References
1.

State

On 18 May 2018, Governor Jeff Collier signed legislation (SB 284) giving legal protection to religious adoption agencies that refer to their religious beliefs for not placing children in gay homes [R1.6].

On 04 May 2018, a patently discriminatory bill, SB 284 (known until now as HB 2481), which would create a license to discriminate with taxpayer funds against LGBTQ foster or adoptive parents, single parents, or other qualified families. The bill passed out of a conference committee on 04 May 2018, was approved by both chambers (Senate 24-15, House 63-58) and is now headed to the Governor Jeff Colyer's desk [R1.5].

On 29 March 2018, the Kansas House reportedly rejected 64-58 bill HB 2481 that would have allowed adoption and foster care organizations to refuse placements to gay and lesbian couples based on sincerely held religious beliefs. The Senate approved 28-12 companion bill SB401. The bill now goes to a conference committee, where lawmakers from the House and the Senate will negotiate a final bill [R1.4].

On 12 October 2015, Towelroad reported that the State of Kansas announced that it will not wait for a court order to begin processing birth certificate requests for children conceived by same-sex couples using artificial insemination. This followed a federal lawsuit filing that challenges whether Kansas is complying with the Obergefell v. Hodges US Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriages [L1.3], R1.2].

On 08 October 2015, Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokeswoman Sara Belfry was reported to have told The Lawrence Journal-World that the department decided to issue birth certificates to two same-sex couples (Casey and Jessica Smith and Christa Gonser and Carrie Hunt) after reviewing applicable law and existing court orders and will continue to review similar applications on a case-by-case basis [R1.1].

2.

Courts & Tribunals

On 22 November 2016, Shawnee County District Judge Mary Mattivi ruled that William Marotta, who donated sperm so two women could have a baby together, is not legally the child's father and isn't required to provide financial support, concluding that birth mother Jennifer Schreiner's former partner Angela Bauer should be considered the child's second parent rather than Marotta [R2.8].

On 22 January 2014, Judge Mary Mattivi in the District Court of Shawnee County William Marotta who donated sperm to a lesbian couple is the father of a child born to the women and must pay child support because the parties did not provide the donor sperm to a licensed physician [C2.7], [R2.6].

On 22 February 2013, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that parental rights expressly given in a co-parenting agreement are, if in the best interests of the child, enforceable and same-sex couples may have their property divided under the same principles as heterosexual cohabitating couples [C2.5], [R2.4].

On 31 December 2012, the Kansas Department of Children and Families was reported to have filed a petition seeking that William Marotta pay child support for the biological daughter that he fathered to a lesbian couple. A hearing in the case has been set for Jan. 8 in Shawnee County District Court [C2.3], [C2.2], [R2.1].

R1.6 Breaking112: New law in Kansas allows agencies to refuse gay adoptions 18 MAY 18
R1.5 HumanRightsCampaign: Discrimination in Kansas: Legislature Sends Anti-LGBTQ Child Welfare Bill to Governor's Desk 04 MAY 18
R1.4 TheWichitaEagle: House rejects bill letting agencies refuse adoptions on religious grounds 29 MAR 18
L1.3 Plaintiff's Index of Exhibits Kail Marie, et al ., v. Susan Mosier, et al. No. 14-cv-2518 PDF 663.18kb, 05 OCT 15
R1.2 Towelroad: Same-Sex Parents Without Court Order 12 OCT 15
R1.1 KMBC: State to issue birth certificates to 2 same-sex couples 08 OCT 15
2. Courts & Tribunals
R2.8 DesmoinesRegister: Kansas judge rules sperm donor not on hook for child support 29 NOV 16
C2.7 Memorandum Decision and Order: State of Kansas & Ors v. W.M. PDF 5.24MB, 22 JAN 14
R2.6 MSN News: Judge rules Kansas sperm donor owes child support 23 JAN 14
C2.5 Syllabus of the Court: Marci Frazier v. Kelly Goudschaal No. 103487 PDF 156.02kb 22 FEB 13
R2.4 Jurist: Breaking New Ground In Kansas: Same-Sex Parental and Property Rights 02 APR 13
C2.3 Answer, Sperm Donor Contract: State of Kansas & Ors. v. William Marotta 12D002686 PDF 218.62kb, 29 OCT 12
C2.2 Summons, Petition to Determine Paternity: State of Kansas & Ors. v. William Marotta 12D002686 PDF 130.28kb, 03 OCT 12
R2.1 Opposing Views: Sperm Donor William Marotta Ordered to Pay Child Support to Lesbian Couple 31 DEC 12
Taxation Legislation/Cases/References
1.

State

On 04 October 2013, the Kansas Department of Revenue issued guidance, Notice13-18, instructing same-sex couples to continue filing state income tax returns next year as they always have in the state, using the single filing status [D1.2], [R1.1].

2.

Courts & Tribunals

On 31 December 2013, same-sex married couples Roberta and Julia Woodrick of Lawrence, and Michael Nelson and Charles Dedmon of Alma were reported to have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Revenue seeking an order that they file tax returns as “married” couples and not as single persons [R2.1].

D1.2 Department of Revenue: Notice 13-18 Guidance for Same-Sex Couples PDF 41.14kb, 04 OCT 13
R1.1 HaysPost: State Issues Tax Guidance for Same-Sex Couples 04 OCT 13
R2.1 Lawrence-Journal World: Same-sex married couples file lawsuit against state over tax treatment 31 DEC 13
Violence: Bullying, Domestic Violence, Harassment, Vilification Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [DISCRIMINATION]
1.

Courts & Tribunals

In December 2005, a small-town teenager Dylan J Theno who was bullied for years by classmates in Kansas because they believed he was gay was awarded $440,000 in a harassment suit [C1.2], [R1.1].

C1.2 Memorandum and Order: Dylan J Theno v. Tonganoxie Unified School District No 464 et al 04-2195-JWL PDF 154.66kb, 13 DEC 05
R1.1 The Advocate: Kansas Teen Gets $440,000 in Harassment Suit 23 DEC 05

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