As of Wednesday, November 12, 2014, the United States Supreme Court effectively lifted the ban on same sex marriages in Kansas. The American Civil Liberties Union represented the plaintiffs in the court proceedings.
However on Monday, the case was dealt a temporary blow when Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a stay, which forbade Kansas to accept an application or issue a marriage license to any same sex couple. Although, the ban was lifted on Wednesday, the final deposition will not be upheld as law until the constitutional legalities are exalted and proclaimed by the Kansas Department of Health, which gives the state of Kansas the right to appeal the ruling by enacting a democratic provision to the Constitution.
The initial ruling, which in effect was a preliminary injunction, by Justice Sotomayor differed from stays that were issued in Alaska and Idaho, because the final deposition in those cases was denied by the Supreme Court.
In the cases involving Alaska and Idaho denial of same sex marriages, the merits of the case wasn’t the decisive factor. The rulings were strictly based on whether or not it was necessary for the Supreme Court to provide legal intercession in same sex marriage cases.
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