Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Gay Marriage Ban in Missouri is Unconstitutional! Couples head to St. Louis to Wed!

Yesterday, the gay marriage ban was dropped in Missouri. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison said:
"The Court finds and declares that any same sex couple that satisfies all the requirements for marriage under Missouri law, other than being of different sexes, is legally entitled to a marriage license."
Here's more:
With no stay putting his ruling on hold, Judge Rex Burlison’s ruling means same-sex couples, at least within St. Louis, should be able to marry immediately.

The state had filed the lawsuit over the summer to stop St. Louis officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Although Burlison declared the state’s ban unconstitutional, the only apparent direct impact of the litigation is that St. Louis officials can issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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