(Editor's note: Kansas bans same-gender marriage. In the United States, same-gender marriage is legal in Connecticut, Delaware (July 1, 2013), Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota (Aug. 1, 2013), New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island (Aug. 1, 2013), Vermont and Washington -- and in Washington, D.C. It also is legal within the Coquille Indian tribe in Oregon, the Suquamish Indian tribe in Washington state and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan.)
TOPEKA, Kansas -- Just days before the Supreme Court is expected to make a decision on same-sex marriage, two women celebrate their wedding at the Equality House, right across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church.
It was a Facebook post that connected lesbian couple Kimberly Kidwell and Katie Short of Arkansas with the Equality House in Topeka. On their wedding day Saturday evening, they say they feel their marriage is just as real as any other.
A harp plays, guests gather and two brides walk down the aisle.
“We’re just a real loving couple and we deserve the same rights as everybody,” Short says.
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