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.
A newly filed lawsuit challenges Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s directive that state tax officials accept jointly filed returns from same-sex couples who have legally married in other states.
Kerry Messer, president of the Missouri Family Network, says the controversy has united grassroots Republicans around Akin.