“Ultimately, that’s going to fall on the Legislature and/or the Missouri Attorney General’s Office,” said Sanders.
The complaint contends that Missouri’s constitutional provision limiting marriage to one man and one woman, approved by voters in 2004, violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
The suit names Jackson County Recorder of Deeds Robert Kelly as defendant.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s office had no comment about the Jackson County decision not to fight the lawsuit.
On June 25, the St. Louis recorder of deeds issued marriage licenses to four same-sex couples in open defiance of the state ban.