Gay Marriage

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Federal Judge Rules Against Missouri Gay Marriage Ban

The judge said he could find no reason for the state to dictate that people of the same gender can’t be married, but he delayed the effect of his ruling while it is appealed.

11/07/2014

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Koster Walking Fine Line Between Personal Position and Duties of Office

He is a supporter of gay marriage, but Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he will ask the Missouri Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling this week that clears the way for gay marriage in the state.

11/06/2014

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Many Missouri Counties Not Granting Gay Marriages

Despite a judge’s ruling that a gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, many counties are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

11/06/2014

Missouri attorney general Chris Koster (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri Attorney General Appeals Gay Marriage Ruling

Missouri’s top prosecutor has appealed a judge’s ruling overturning the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage.

11/05/2014

Emotional for first same-sex couple to show up at #STL City Hall. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

St. Louis Judge Declares Mo. Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

St. Louis City Hall is now issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

11/05/2014

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Capitol Perspectives: Political Transformations

During my professional career, I have experienced two major political transformations that fundamentally changed our society. Recent developments in Missouri make me wonder if we’re experiencing a similar transformation today involving gay rights — or, at least, gay marriages in Missouri.

10/10/2014

A participant holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

Conservative States Balk At Gay Marriage Action

Following Monday’s unexpected Supreme Court decision not to hear appeals over gay marriage, Julia and Regina Johnson went to the Reno County Clerk’s office to apply for a marriage license. After 16 years and six kids, it was time.

10/08/2014

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Mo. Attorney General Won’t Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Chris Koster says state’s future will be “one of inclusion.”

10/06/2014

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St. Louis Judge Hears Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

A judge could rule as early as next week on the matter of same-sex marriage in Missouri.

09/30/2014

Two Lego men decorate the top of a wedding cake. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Judge Hears Arguments in Same-Sex Ban Lawsuit

Couples challenging Missouri’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states say there is no public interest in denying them the same rights as married heterosexuals.

09/25/2014

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