Kansas is named after the Kansas River that flows through it.
Historically home to large numbers of Native Americans who hunted buffalo
there, the state was first settled by white Americans in the 1850s. The state is
divided up into 105 counties with 628 cities. Kansas is one of the
six states located on the Frontier Strip.
Kansas is the nation's second largest producer of beef cattle, behind
only Texas. Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states,
leading the nation in wheat production.
The capital is Topeka and the largest city is Wichita.
Kansas Gay Issues:
2005 – Anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment banned
marriage for same-sex couples
1996 – Anti-same-sex marriage statute banned marriage
for same-sex couples
Has domestic violence laws that are gender neutral and
include household members and dating partners
(Misdemeanor) Maximum Penalty: 6 Months & $1,000.00 Fine
Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
It is unclear whether the state adoption law
permits second-parent adoptions.
Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
Has hate crime laws that include crimes based in
Some Kansas Cities:
Abilene - Arkansas City - Emporia - Great Bend - Lawrence
Marion - Overland Park - Topeka - Wichita