A Missouri judge has ruled that the state must recognize same-sex marriages that were legally performed in other states.
Sunday was the legal start of gay marriage in Illinois, but only a few of the 102 county clerks statewide opened to issue the documents because the day fell on a weekend.
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.
Same-sex couples looking to get married next year have plenty of questions. A series of marriage forums around the state may provide the answers.
he president of the Barilla pasta company in Italy said recently that they would never show a same-sex couple in any of their advertisements.
Despite Missouri’s ban on gay marriage, the Missouri National Guard is providing military benefits to same-sex couples.
On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage, nearly 100 gay rights supporters rallied at Missouri’s Capitol.
A small southeast Missouri school district is facing a threat of legal action over a policy barring same-sex couples from attending prom together.
Additional benefits could cost $1.2 million per year.