Not so much a political statement as a fact revealed when fear recedes:

According to a report released recently by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, the number of same-sex couples living in Kansas increased almost 60 percent from 2000 to 2005. ...

But Tom Witt, chairman of the Kansas Equality Coalition, said the couples have always been here. That figure is just the number of "same-sex couples who are willing to answer that question." "(The report) is inaccurate and misleading," he said. "It makes it look like the gays are moving to Kansas. We live here. We were born here, raised here. We are part of the community."

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