The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.
A Missouri county commission has voted to lower the flags at the county courthouse and the judicial building to “mourn” the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Gov. Jay Nixon today signed an executive order directing all departments, agencies, boards and commissions in the executive branch to take all necessary measures to ensure compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision establishing a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
St. Louis Catholic Archbishop Robert Carlson says the decision by the Supreme Court to effectively change the legal definition of marriage in the United States does not alter what he calls “the unassailable truth that marriage is.”
The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
Opposing lawmakers say this kind of treatment should remain a choice for those who want it. Supporters say it will remain a choice for those over 18, but minors should be protected from it because it is harmful.
The legislation would make it illegal for mental health specialists to try to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 in Illinois.
Michael Sam says in a TV documentary airing Saturday night that coming out as gay was the right thing to do.
Gay marriage in Missouri – it is not on the ballot, there is no campaign, and it’s all in the hands of judges, but marriage equality advocates are launching a public awareness effort at showmemarriage.com.
One St. Louis group is gathering documents, posters, outfits and anything relating to gay history in St. Louis and plans to contribute the collection to a gay history exhibit at the Missouri History Museum.