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Kansas Asks Court For A Stay On An Injunction Against The State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Kansas is asking a federal appeals court to stay a judge's preliminary injunction against the state enforcing its same-sex marriage ban.

The state attorney general's office filed the request yesterday with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, a day after appealing a ruling from U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree.

The judge ruled in lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union for two lesbian couples who were denied marriage licenses.

But Crabtree noted in his decision Tuesday that the 10th Circuit has struck down similar bans in Oklahoma and Utah.

Crabtree stayed his order until Monday to give the state a chance to appeal it.