The latest reaction in Missouri to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize marriages between same-sex couples
For Illinois residents, the most immediate impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide is that same-sex couples can travel out of state knowing their marriages will be recognized elsewhere.
The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
Arguments will be heard Tuesday on challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan and Ohio.
Missouri’s Republican legislative leaders are seeking to appeal a court ruling requiring officials to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
The men were married in Iowa two years ago and tried to divorce in St. Louis County, but were told the court didn’t have jurisdiction because of Missouri’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The Kansas Supreme Court has cleared the way for additional gay marriages in the state.
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.
More than 3,000 Missouri residents are asking the state to drop its appeal of a federal ruling that overturns its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Civil liberties attorneys are telling the U.S. Supreme Court that delaying gay marriage in Kansas will harm same-sex couples and their families.