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Kansas Equality Coalition of Wichita and Sedgwick County
Formerly Equality Kansas, the Wichita and Sedgwick County chapter of the Kansas Equality Coalition was founded in April of 2004 to give a voice to the needs, causes, concerns, and rights of the GLBT community. Please join us in our efforts to further the rights of our community in this critical time.
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6505 E. Central PMB 219
Wichita, KS 67206
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316-260-4863
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Chair Patrick Munz
Vice-Chair Thomas Witt
Treasurer Kerry Wilks
Secretary Katelyn Delvaux
About Our Chapter
Formerly Equality Kansas, the Wichita and Sedgwick County chapter of the Kansas Equality Coalition was founded in April of 2004 to give a voice to the needs, causes, concerns, and rights of the GLBT community. Please join us in our efforts to further the rights of our community in this critical time.

We are fighting discrimination that prevents gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons from enjoying the rights that every free American is entitled to in whatever ways we can find, including:

  • Raising awareness about discrimination in our community
  • Educating voters about key political issues effecting our mission
  • Forming alliances with other organizations to strengthen our cause
  • Providing regular social settings to unite area GLBTs and their allies

Based in Wichita, our efforts are focused in Sedgwick, Harvey, Reno, Butler and Sumner counties.

Wichita News & Events

There has been some misunderstanding regarding the various court orders flying around the state. As of the time of this posting, only Douglas and Sedgwick counties are directly covered by Judge Crabtree's order that marriage licenses be issued to same-sex couples. That order was issued in response to the Federal lawsuit filed on our members' behalf by the ACLU. In a subsequent order, the Kansas Supreme Court told Kansas district court chief judges they could interpret the various Federal court rulings as they saw fit, and issue marriage licenses based on their own evaluation. There is no Federal or State order covering all Kansas counties.

[ Posted: Tuesday Dec 16 2014, 12:28 pm | More Details...]

Greetings all -

Earlier today the ACLU of Kansas filed, on behalf of the various plaintiffs, a request to block State of Kansas agencies from enforcing the marriage ban.

If Judge Crabtree grants the injunction, this will resolve for now the issues surrounding things like changing names on driver's licenses, joint filing of income taxes, and adding spouses to insurance. We're hoping for a fast hearing and quick decision. Given all the recent rulings from the various Federal courts, I'm looking forward to a positive order that will put an end to Sam Brownback's continued abuse of our Constitutional rights.

[ Posted: Monday Dec 8 2014, 2:20 pm | More Details...]

Good morning -

To the best of our knowledge, there are currently 25 counties in 12 judicial districts that are issuing marriage licenses:

COUNTY (DISTRICT)
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Brown (22)
Chase (5)
Cherokee (11)
Clay (21)
Cloud (12)
Cowley (19)
Crawford (11)
Doniphan (22)
Douglas (7)
Harvey (9)
Jewell (12)
Johnson (10)
Labette (11)
Lincoln (12)
Lyon (5)

[ Posted: Monday Nov 24 2014, 8:18 am | More Details...]

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