About 45 same-sex couples have applied for a marriage license in St. Louis County since the county started allowing it a little more than a week ago.
Officials don’t know whether any same-sex couples have filed joint Missouri tax returns since Gov. Jay Nixon directed the Revenue Department last fall to permit it for those legally married in another state.
Two married gay couples have filed a lawsuit to overturn a Kansas policy that prevents them from filing joint state income tax returns.
Despite Missouri’s ban on gay marriage, the Missouri National Guard is providing military benefits to same-sex couples.