2014 News Releases

AG Schmidt statement on U.S. Supreme Court lifting of stay in Marie v Moser

Release Date: Nov 12, 2014

TOPEKA – (November 12, 2014) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today issued the following statement:

 “The U.S. Supreme Court this afternoon, with two recorded dissents, lifted the temporary stay imposed Monday by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. As a result, the preliminary injunction previously ordered by the federal District Court has entered into effect, and pursuant to it the Defendant district court clerks are:

‘enjoined from enforcing or applying Article 15, § 16 of the Kansas Constitution and K.S.A. § 23-2501 and any other Kansas statute, law, policy or practice that prohibits issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Kansas.’

 “Although the preliminary injunction is in place, it remains under appeal in the 10th Circuit. The underlying case on the merits also remains pending.”

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