Barrier v. Vasterling
Barrier v. Vasterling is a state court challenge to Missouri’s ban on same-sex marriage, filed Feb. 12, 2014 in Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of eight married same-sex couples, seeking state recognition of their marriage. [ Case files. ]
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that he supports ending Missouri's same-sex marriage ban and thinks voters should have a chance to repeal an amendment to the state constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
ST. LOUIS -- The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force Missouri to recognize same-sex marriages performed in places that allow them, saying the state's refusal to do so "undermines the couples' ability to achieve their life goals and dreams."
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The American Civil Liberties Union plans to file suit challenging Missouri's treatment of same-sex marriages, an ACLU spokeswoman said Tuesday.