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Mo. lawmaker seeks to impeach governor over tax filing policy for gay couples

Thursday, February 6, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri House Republican wants to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon over the acceptance of joint tax returns from legally married same-sex couples.

Nick Marshall

Nick Marshall

The resolution states Nixon breached his duty to faithfully execute the laws and is guilty of “willful neglect of duty and misconduct in office.” Rep. Nick Marshall, of Parkville, filed the resolution Thursday.

Missouri’s Constitution states marriages must be between a man and a woman to be valid and recognized.

Missouri’s tax code is tied to the federal government, and Nixon said couples filing joint federal returns also must file joint state returns. Federal agencies determined legally married same-sex couples would be treated as married for tax purposes regardless of residence.

Nixon has said his order applied to tax filing status and does not authorize same-sex marriage in Missouri.

Scott Holste, a spokesperson for Nixon, called the resolution a “publicity stunt” and says the governor is focused on education, jobs and health care.

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  1. I’m so sick to death of all the bullshit

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:10pm
  2. Me too!

    Replied on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:58am
  3. DITTO

    Replied on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 10:13am
  4. Why does this still bother ppl especially since America is all about money.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:10pm
  5. how about we impeach him

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:10pm
  6. Oh well. I always called him a bad Demecrat

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:12pm
  7. definitely a bottom 3:)

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:12pm
  8. Jay Nixon is a Rock Star.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:13pm
  9. Bring it GOP. Our Attorney General here in Missouri backs the Governor on the tax filing. Stop being stupid GOP

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:13pm
  10. they can't help it they cornered the market long ago and need to play it out till they run out.

    Replied on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 4:40am
  11. Stupid is as stupid does.

    Replied on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5:13am
  12. vote him out

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:13pm
  13. what an unattractive a-hole…. looks like his parents taught him badly

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:14pm
  14. They had to tie a bone around his neck to get the family dog to play with him.

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:26pm
  15. Can't see a place to type this, but this is a news tip: FYI: These are the just details I know about. Maybe there is more to it, but I thought you might like to share this. Regardless of what the details are we need to boycott huge money makers who have a huge impact on CHILDREN'S LIVES! This decision was made 2 days after they had a big huge deal for MLK day. I mean, WTF! I posted this on my wall: So, having come back to New Bern I discovered that Nicholas Sparks and the Board of the Epiphany School of Global Studies (a K-12 school) he started fired their brand new headmaster because he gave his support to some of his students who wanted to form an LGBT club. They voted to fire him not because he was a brilliant scholar with a CV that would make him an enviable educator/headmaster in ANY prep school in the country, but because he supported, and wrote a letter to the all the parents telling them that he was supporting these kids right to have a club that would suit their needs. Not cool Nicholas, Not cool at all. I was thinking of pitching a funding idea to The Nicholas Sparks Foundation to do a yoga program in conjunction with the police department for the kids in our two very large HUD housing communities, but I think he would not support that either. Shameful behavior on the part of these board members: Nicholas Sparks Chairman and Co-Founder Catherine Sparks Co-Founder Missy Blackerby Maria Cho Ken Gray John Hawkins Tracey Lorentzen Dr. Jennie Mangun Just because they fired their supporter won't make these kids not LGBT it just makes them lonely. And this is a "Christian" school where they value "treating your neighbor as yourself." I got backlash that they have the right to do, say, act anyway they want since they are privately funded. You can bet I let it go with both barrels! People need to know who their money is funding when they go see an N. Sparks Movie.

    Replied on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:31pm
  16. another bored t bagger

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:14pm
  17. And this is grounds for impeachment because…

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:14pm
  18. Doesn’t he have anything better to do?

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:15pm
  19. Screw this ahole

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:20pm
  20. I’ve had it with Republicans. I’ve had it with all the crapola they keep handing out. They seek the wierdest of wierd for a voter, sooooo

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:20pm
  21. another idiotic republican who doesn’t know how the law works. Or, knows and doesn’t care.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:22pm
  22. More hate, more racism, more ignorance!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:26pm
  23. That’s a easy one lets change the ban so same sex can get married that would fix the tax problem your having. Oh but no that wont work for u either. So Nick Marshall FUCK OFF!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:29pm
  24. Ah, flail, little bigots, flail!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:32pm
  25. He looks like he has an IQ of -10. And, of course, his actions prove it.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:37pm
  26. get over it fat boy … we’re here to stay

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:42pm
  27. impeach,gop terriost.

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:43pm
  28. What an idiot

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:45pm
  29. two words….FUCK YOU !!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:53pm
  30. Wrong side of history

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:53pm
  31. No matter how much a democrat may suck I will NEVER vote for one…all they care about is lining their pockets and their big corporate friends. Allowing them to have control just further lessens any likely hood of us continuing forward with progression because they are also tight with religion… Just sick of it…..

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:54pm
  32. It’s a pity to see a representative from my state act out of intolerance and prejudice.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:00am
  33. “A Missouri House Republican wants to…..”. And you can be assured that the rest of the article is hilarious.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:14am
  34. what’s wrong with them!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:22am
  35. Closed Minded Fucking jerk

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:23am
  36. too bad you don’t have something to do with your time other than harassing people.. you could be working for the good of people and you’d rather be a bigot and show your stupidity way to go GOP

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:25am
  37. The only way,the only just and moral way,to end all this locality by locality state by state selective discrimination bullshit against this nation’s gay community is with either new Federal equality legislation,or our inclusion in The Civil Rights Act. Any such legislation,whether new or inclusive,must not only cover marriage equality, but equality across the board.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:25am
  38. @Mark Lipinski–I can’t believe the nut jobs we have here in Missouri.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:30am
  39. LOL

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:40am
  40. This guy is as gay as a three dollar bill. Why does he hate his own kind?

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:42am
  41. how is that a crime

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:44am
  42. RThese guys always look alike..chuuby white guys with shitty smiles

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:48am
  43. These ignorant Straight people just gag me. Get the -uck out of OUR lives!!!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:59am
  44. I would vote to recall Him…

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:00am
  45. Scott Holste, a spokesperson for Nixon, called the resolution a “publicity stunt” and says the governor is focused on education, jobs and health care. What do you call yourself?

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:04am
  46. Sorry to say I live in MO where they are so backwoods ignorant!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:10am
  47. Tex the hell out of them like they do normal couples

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:14am
  48. they can’t understand that hate doesn’t work anymore

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:18am
  49. Whatever. Let the GOP dig their grave. They are digging faster than ever!!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:34am
  50. Idiot. MO citizens should impeach him. Yes, let GOP dig their grave faster than ever. We need to be rid of these evil people or they will destroy our nation.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:45am
  51. Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:55am
  52. Asshole.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:27am
  53. I am horrified and sadden by the human rights injustices that LGBT community and their individuals members are being put through in the countries of Africa. May I mention in particular in the most recent humiliation of two gay male individuals, being forced out of their homes completely naked by a civilian mob acting upon the draconian anti-gay laws recently passed by Nigeria’s government. These two gay individuals were force to have anal sex by this mob as they watch in their amusement to castigate them. This the ultimate humiliation and an outrage that is unacceptable from any point of view from any government, or religious organization mainly naming the Islamic and Christian Catholicism by Nigeria’s Bishops who praised the passing of the law. “Ignatius Kaigama, archbishop of the Middle Belt region of Jos, told SaharaTV that Catholic bishops in Nigeria “thank God that this bill was passed,” and in a letter sent to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, called the law “a courageous one and a clear indication of the ability of our great country to stand shoulders high in the protection of our Nigerian and African most valued cultures of the institution of marriage.”
    Both Christian and Islamic religion are in collusion towards subverting the international agreement of human rights laws in which they were a part of.
    Tony aka DJ Sunday Towers God’s DJ

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:28am
  54. Jerk

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:33am
  55. Sorry you stupid GOP Repubican’t Teabagger but the Governor of Missouri is following the U.S. Fed. Tax Law which you are trying to violate which allows same sex couples to file taxes jointly. All of you GOP Repubican’t Teabaggers are always on the wrong side of history. The Civil Rights movement prove you guys wrong. Just like the LGBTQ / Equal Rights movement will prove you wrong agin.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:36am
  56. Are they just full of hate? That’s all they seem to put out.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:42am
  57. Why would people who claim to hate gay people force them in to have sex and watch ? They are obviously closets cases .

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:54am
  58. Republican Teabaggers are not just demonstrating hate. They are destroying the fabric of this country being accepting to freedoms this country was formed to allow; freedom from puritanical beliefs and a separation of religion from politics…. This nutcase obviously does not know federal law change in tax filing or refuses to accept progression…..

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 3:01am
  59. Cuz god told him so…

    Moron bigot

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 3:04am
  60. Prick

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 3:09am
  61. He sucks u know what

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 3:09am
  62. This piece of sh*t embarrasses us…..!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 3:56am
  63. The GOP always want to start wars with people over shit that never will involve them.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 4:26am
  64. bigot

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 4:39am
  65. on what grounds or broken laws?

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 4:39am
  66. reading this : my tendency is to stay out of Missouri if everyone else did this, the state would fall from recession to a serious depression.. would people blame this jerk? this is the point: he is making their state look like it is filled with idiots…

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5:04am
  67. Dumbass

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5:17am
  68. I just don’t get it….. So much fear. What are they so bloody afraid of? How are gay marriages gonna hurt society?

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:34am
  69. GOP think they can impeach someone not because they committed a crime, but because they did something the GOP doesn’t like. Assholes!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7:21am
  70. he looks like a child molesting, sears bathroom stall toe tapper! please impeach this “GOP law maker”!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7:24am
  71. I have little faith in Missouri’s lawmakers, or anybody above the local level.

    A friend of mine was murdered there, shot nine times in the back, and the punk who did it was only charged with a minor gun crime, for which he got probation. The DA failed, the jury failed, and the judge failed. Even the state prosecutor failed, when they refused to investigate the miscarriage of justice.

    I’d say I have good reason not to trust Missouri lawmakers not to craft yet another travesty of justice.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7:50am
  72. Ya, America is going to get so sick and tired of it all that they are going to just vote this people out…well, I hope so.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:05am
  73. another scum bage idiot! what a fool, just the GOP/TEA BAGGERS, they want to “impeach” someone for following the law yet they break it at every turn and TAKE OUR TAX MONEY FOR THEIR SALARIES FOR DOING NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:37am
  74. The GOP always wants to impeach Democrats for the stupidest reasons. They should have impeached Bush & Cheney for the damage to the country/world they caused. They impeached Clinton over a blow job. Such idiots.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 10:07am
  75. Can’t these Republican assholes find something constructive to do. Hell, just go jerk off, but SHUT THE FUCK UP!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 10:14am