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. ]
Wednesday, December 10, 2014A judge has rejected an attempt by the Missouri General Assembly’s GOP leadership to stop Kansas City from recognizing same-sex marriages from other states.
Friday, October 3, 2014KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states, a state judge ruled Friday, saying the state's constitution and laws banning the unions are unconstitutional. The order by…
Thursday, September 25, 2014KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri doesn't allow first cousins to legally marry, but recognizes such marriages if they were legally performed in other states. The same goes for couples who were too young to wed in…
Thursday, September 25, 2014KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City judge is scheduled to hear oral arguments Thursday in a case challenging Missouri's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. The lawsuit in Jackson County Circuit Court,…
Thursday, February 13, 2014JEFFERSON 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…
Wednesday, February 12, 2014ST. 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'…
Tuesday, February 11, 2014ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The American Civil Liberties Union plans to file suit challenging Missouri's treatment of same-sex marriages, an ACLU spokeswoman said Tuesday.
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