A state appellate court in Kansas City has agreed with a circuit court ruling and has denied the Attorney General’s request that it order Secretary of State Matt Blunt to place the same-sex marriage ban on the August primary ballot. The lower court had ruled that the Secretary of State didn’t have to act, because the office hadn’t received the official resolution. Legislative leaders have delayed signing it, because they want the issue to be on the November ballot. Governor Blob Holden issued a proclamation last week, requesting the issue be placed on the August ballot. The Secretary of State has denied his request, insisting he couldn’t act if he didn’t have the official resolution. This latest ruling has been appealed to the State Supreme Court, which could allow the appeals court ruling to stand or could take up the issue itself.
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