Topics :: Missouri

ACLU Challenges Missouri Ban on Gay Marriage

By David A. Lieb | Monday Jun 30, 2014
Missouri’s constitutional ban on gay marriage is being challenged in court by two same-sex couples who say they were denied marriage licenses in Kansas City.

Mo. AG Fighting STL Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Friday Jun 27, 2014
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he personally supports gay marriage but will defend the state’s constitutional ban against it.

Kansas City, Other Cities Not Following St. Louis Challenge

Thursday Jun 26, 2014
A spokeswoman for Kansas City’s mayor says he would take actions similar to that of his St. Louis counterpart on same-sex marriage - if the city’s charter allowed it.

St. Louis Challenges Missouri Ban on Gay Marriage

Thursday Jun 26, 2014
The city of St. Louis has challenged the state of Missouri’s constitutional ban on gay marriage by issuing four same-sex marriage licenses in a City Hall ceremony.

Missouri Judge Grants Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

Monday May 5, 2014
A Boone County judge has granted what apparently is the first same-sex divorce in Missouri, which has a constitutional amendment against recognizing same-sex marriages.

Mo. House Panel to Consider Impeaching Gov. Over Gay Marriage Support

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
A Republican-led Missouri House committee plans to hold a hearing on measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

Mo. Court Considers Joint Tax Filings From Gay Couples

Thursday Apr 3, 2014
A Missouri judge is hearing arguments about whether to stop a policy by Gov. Jay Nixon’s administration allowing legally married same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns.

House Dem Proposes End to Missouri’s Gay Marriage Ban

Friday Mar 28, 2014
A Missouri House Democrat has introduced legislation that would repeal the state’s ban on gay marriage.

Missouri’s Acceptance of Same-Sex Joint Tax Returns Challenged

Thursday Mar 27, 2014
A state judge has been asked to put an immediate halt to Missouri’s acceptance of joint tax returns from gay couples who got married legally in other states.

Judge Upholds Missouri Limit on Funeral Protests

By David A. Lieb | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
A federal judge has upheld a Missouri law requiring protesters to stay at least a football-field length away from funeral sites, beginning an hour before they start until an hour after the services end.