Kansas Congressman Promises Action To Block Gay Marriage

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp vowed to push for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution defining marriage ``as the union of one man and one woman.

U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp

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.''


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