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Politics
4:37 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Rep. wants Missourians to vote on repeal of gay marriage ban

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A Missouri House Democrat has introduced legislation that would repeal the state's ban on gay marriage.

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.

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Politics
4:57 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Gov. Nixon supports repeal of gay marriage ban

Gov. Jay Nixon said he wants the prohibition of gay marriage in the state to be put to a vote for Missouri citizens.
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Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri voters should have another chance to vote on gay marriage and that he would vote to allow such unions.

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Politics
5:40 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

ACLU to file suit against Missouri over same-sex marriage

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  The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday plans to file suit challenging Missouri's treatment of same-sex marriages.

ACLU's Diane Balogh said Tuesday that the suit will be filed in state court in Kansas City, but she would not discuss specifics. News conferences announcing the litigation are planned for Wednesday morning in Kansas City, St. Louis, Jefferson City and Springfield.

It's unclear if the ACLU suit will challenge Missouri's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages or if it would simply seek recognition of gay marriages from other states.

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Politics
5:00 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

What DOMA means for Missouri

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA Wedensday. It’s  a provision of a federal law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples.

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.  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).

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Politics
4:02 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

After DOMA: What's Next For Gay Married Couples

Edith Windsor is mobbed by journalists and supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court on March 27, when the court heard oral arguments in the case that challenged the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
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Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 2:47 pm

The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Wednesday to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act is a monumental victory for advocates of same-sex marriage.

But what happens now that the 1996 federal law that confines marriage to a man and a woman has been declared unconstitutional?

Will federal benefits flow only to same-sex married couples living in states that recognize their unions?

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Politics
9:21 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Mo. House Speaker Comments On Gay Marriage, Anti-Discrimination Bill

Tim Bommel, Mo. House Communications

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 5:48 pm

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka)  says the decision over gay marriage should be left to the states, and not to the federal government.

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Politics
4:53 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

McCaskill announces support for gay marriage

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Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she believes gay couples should be able to marry.

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