Kansas Sets April Vote on Marriage; Homosexual-Rights Activists 'Excited' by Failure of Measure in Idaho
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The Kansas House of Representatives yesterday approved a constitutional amendment that defines marriage only as the union of one man and one woman, and outlaws civil unions.
The amendment, which cleared the state Senate last month, goes before Kansas voters April 5.
If it passes, Kansas would become the 18th state with a constitutional marriage amendment.
Supporters of traditional values were pleased by the vote.
"What a great victory for traditional values," said Tamara Cooper, executive director of the Kansas Republican Assembly, on the group's Web site after Kansas House members approved …
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Publication information: Article title: Kansas Sets April Vote on Marriage; Homosexual-Rights Activists 'Excited' by Failure of Measure in Idaho. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: February 3, 2005. Page number: A04. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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