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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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Judge rules Missouri must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages

Friday, October 3, 2014
Missouri
KANSAS 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 Jackson County Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs means that such couples will be eligible to sign up for a wide range of...

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Judge hears arguments in challenge to Missouri same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Same-sex couples, plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the state of Missouri, foreground, watch as Anthony Rothert, an attorney representing them, argues before Circuit Court Judge J. Dale Youngs during a hearing on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.
KANSAS 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 Missouri but were allowed to do so elsewhere. An attorney for 10 same-sex couples who legally wed in other states told a Jackson County judge ...

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Oral arguments to begin in Missouri same-sex marriage challenge

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Missouri
KANSAS 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, filed by 10 same-sex couples who were legally married elsewhere, mirrors dozens of others across the U.S. that argue ...

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Missouri governor supports repealing state’s same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Gov. Jay Nixon (D-Mo.)
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.

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ACLU files suit against Mo. for not recognizing same-sex marriages

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Missouri
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."

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ACLU to challenge Missouri ban on same-sex marriage

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Missouri
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.

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