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Same sex marriages begin in Kansas

Stephen Koranda

Because of the standard waiting period in Kansas, Monday was the first day many same sex couples would be eligible to get married. KPR’s Stephen Koranda reported about two hundred people were present for the first same sex wedding at a Lawrence church.  Gerlado Sousa and David Bergeron were married by Reverend Peter Luckey.

Luckey says this is the first same gender legal wedding in church's 160 year history.

The Reverend expects more ceremonies in the coming weeks, but not an immediate flood.  He says it is a wedding after all and people want to do some planning.

In Wichita about 20 couples were married in a mass ceremony on the steps of the historic Sedgwick county Courthouse.

Some Kansas counties are now marrying same sex couples, while others have denied licenses and are waiting for the courts to finish deliberation.