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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Domestic partner registry brings smiles to Kansas

Top: Lori Messinger, a board member of the Lawrence/Douglas Chapter of the Kansas Equality Coalition, has a bit of a funny look on her face (blame the photographer, which would be me), but she is exceedingly happy. Lori had a busy day, talking to reporters and participating in this Lawrence Journal-World chat about the new registry. Lori teaches at the School of Social Welfare at KU.

Bottom: Lori and Linda Luckey, another local Equality Coalition board member, organized today's event in honor of the Aug. 1 start of Lawrence's domestic partner registry. Linda works at KU and is the wife of Peter Luckey, senior pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church. The downtown Lawrence church was organized in 1854, and was the first church established in what was then the Kansas Territory.

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