TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ As Kansas gay-marriage backers were celebrating a pair of U.S. Supreme Court rulings, Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp was vowing to take action.
On Wednesday, the justices struck down a provision of a federal law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples. It also cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.
The most colorful celebration was at a rainbow-painted Topeka house that's across the street from a church whose members are known for protesting outside funerals with anti-gay messages. Leaders of the Planting Peace organization unfurled a large banner from the roof of the brightly painted house announcing ``Bye, Bye DOMA.''
But Huelskamp was far from elated. He vowed to push for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution defining marriage ``as the union of one man and one woman.''