Riley County denies same-sex marriage license


Kansas First News reported Friday that Darci Bohnenblust and Joleen Hickman, the first same-sex couple to submit an application in Riley County, were denied a marriage license.

The couple’s application was originally accepted Thursday. However, after being told to wait a standard three-day waiting period, they received word Friday that Judge Meryl Wilson denied license.

According to the Topeka Capital Journal, the couple has been together for 19 years and are not discouraged by the decision.

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