Champaign County officials said the central Illinois county will begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses Wednesday.
Attorneys for group appealing ruling that overturned Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban say kids are better off in a home with a mother and father.
Opponents of same-sex marriage are scrambling to find effective responses, in Congress and state legislatures, to a rash of court rulings that would force some of America’s most conservative states to accept gay nuptials.
Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that he supports ending Missouri’s same-sex marriage ban and thinks voters should have a chance to repeal an amendment to the state constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
This national study by the Human Rights Campaign ranked five Missouri cities on a scale of one to 100 for LGBT inclusion in municipal law.
The Thomas More Society believes the uncertainty will result in hundreds, or even thousands, of lawsuits.
Nick Marshall, a Republican representative from Platte County, announced the plan on his Facebook page, writing that Nixon “disregarded the laws and constitution.”
“I can’t walk down the streets of our beloved New York without people coming up to me and saying ‘thanks for Pope Francis, you guys did a good job, we love him’”
Columbia Attorney Christine Kiefer got married to her same-sex partner in Iowa and is now seeking a divorce. She says there appears to be just one option.
“A lot of people in the LGBT community, we’re Christians,” says organizer Scott Cross. “We’re people of faith. We’re your neighbors, your friends, sons, daughters, and families.”