Helen Alvare, left, a George Mason University law professor, confers with Michael Schuttloffel, right, executive director of the Kansas Catholic Conference, during a Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee ... more 
Helen Alvare, left, a George Mason University law professor, confers with Michael Schuttloffel, right, executive director of the Kansas Catholic Conference, during a Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on religious liberties and gay marriage issues, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Alvare says Kansas needs more religious liberties protections for gay-marriage opponents in case the federal courts strike down the state's ban on gay marriage. (AP Photo/John Hanna) less 
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