gay marriage http://kbia.org en Rep. wants Missourians to vote on repeal of gay marriage ban http://kbia.org/post/rep-wants-missourians-vote-repeal-gay-marriage-ban <p></p><p>A Missouri House Democrat has introduced legislation that would repeal the state's ban on gay marriage.</p><p>Mike Colona, a House member from St. Louis who is gay, filed a proposed constitutional amendment this week that would go before voters in November. Colona was joined by 30 of his Democratic colleagues as co-sponsors. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:37:19 +0000 Associated Press 50412 at http://kbia.org Rep. wants Missourians to vote on repeal of gay marriage ban Gov. Nixon supports repeal of gay marriage ban http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-supports-repeal-gay-marriage-ban <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri voters should have another chance to vote on gay marriage and that he would vote to allow such unions.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:57:02 +0000 Associated Press 48142 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon supports repeal of gay marriage ban ACLU to file suit against Missouri over same-sex marriage http://kbia.org/post/aclu-file-suit-against-missouri-over-same-sex-marriage <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:40:04 +0000 The Associated Press 48023 at http://kbia.org ACLU to file suit against Missouri over same-sex marriage What DOMA means for Missouri http://kbia.org/post/what-doma-means-missouri <p></p><p>The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA Wedensday. It’s &nbsp;a provision of a federal law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples.</p><p></p><p>For the states that have legalized gay marriage (12 of them, and the District of Columbia), it’s clear what the impact of this decision will be for same-sex couples in those states.&nbsp; Their spouses will now be entitled to the same federal benefits as straight couples, which was not the case in the past. But the result is murkier in the other 38 states where gay marriage is not legally protected (like in Missouri). Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:00:11 +0000 Ryan Famuliner, Rachel Lippmann & Jacob McCleland & Jennifer Davidson 36099 at http://kbia.org What DOMA means for Missouri After DOMA: What's Next For Gay Married Couples http://kbia.org/post/after-doma-whats-next-gay-married-couples The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Wednesday to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/26/195857796/supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act">overturn the Defense of Marriage Act</a> is a monumental victory for advocates of same-sex marriage.<p>But what happens now that the 1996 federal law that confines marriage to a man and a woman has been declared unconstitutional?<p>Will federal benefits flow only to same-sex married couples living in states that recognize their unions?<p>What about same-sex spouses who are legally married but living in states that ban such unions?<p Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:02:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 36079 at http://kbia.org After DOMA: What's Next For Gay Married Couples Mo. House Speaker Comments On Gay Marriage, Anti-Discrimination Bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-speaker-comments-gay-marriage-anti-discrimination-bill <P><A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=110">Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones</A> (R, Eureka) &#160;says the decision over gay marriage should be left to the states, and not to the federal government.</P> <P>He was asked by reporters Thursday about US Supreme Court arguments over the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and about whether the GOP majority was interested in moving<A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB615&#38;year=2013&#38;code=R"> legislation </A>that would make it illegal in Missouri to discriminate against someone based on their sexual orientation.&#160 Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:21:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31289 at http://kbia.org Mo. House Speaker Comments On Gay Marriage, Anti-Discrimination Bill Missourians respond to Supreme Court arguments on gay marriage http://kbia.org/post/missourians-respond-supreme-court-arguments-gay-marriage <script src="//storify.com/ColumbiaFAVS/missourians-respond-to-scotus-gay-marriage-hearing.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/ColumbiaFAVS/missourians-respond-to-scotus-gay-marriage-hearing" target="_blank">View the story "Missourians respond to SCOTUS gay marriage hearings" on Storify</a>]</noscript> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:25:48 +0000 Kellie Moore 31005 at http://kbia.org McCaskill announces support for gay marriage http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-announces-support-gay-marriage <p>Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she believes gay couples should be able to marry. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:53:48 +0000 Associated Press 30961 at http://kbia.org McCaskill announces support for gay marriage