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Missouri Supreme Court says lower courts can consider same-sex divorce cases

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Missouri Supreme Court in Jefferson City, Mo.
A St. Louis County Circuit Court judge should not have dismissed a request to divorce a same-sex couple, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, but didn't decide on the broader issue of whether judges can grant divorces to gay couples. [...]

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Mo. GOP gubernatorial candidate blames ‘sexual permissiveness’ for child porn

Friday, February 6, 2015
Catherine Hanaway
Former Missouri House Speaker and Republican candidate for governor Catherine Hanaway says that a liberal culture of “sexual permissiveness” is responsible for child pornography. [...]

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Appeals court to hear South Dakota, Arkansas, Missouri gay marriage cases

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
A federal appeals court has agreed to hear arguments this spring from three more states defending their same-sex marriage bans. [...]

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St. Louis Archdiocese opposes hospital group’s benefits for same-sex spouses

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Echoing concerns voiced last week by the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is also criticizing a Catholic-based hospital group’s plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of employees. [...]

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Springfield, Mo., bishop objects to Catholic hospital’s same-sex benefits

Monday, January 19, 2015
Bishop James Johnston
Bishop James Johnston accuses the hospital system of ignoring the church's stand against same-sex relationships because of "regulations, government funds, and fear of public ridicule." [...]

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Missouri bill would allow Christian college groups to discriminate against gay students

Monday, January 12, 2015
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City.
A Missouri state lawmaker wants to allow Christian groups to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation on college campuses, while still retaining all the privileges of being a school sanctioned student group. [...]

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Missouri public schools insurer to offer coverage to same-sex spouses, families

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
EducationPlus' Cooperating School District Insurance Trust currently provides insurance benefits to 16,000 school employees, retirees, spouses and dependents in 26 area school districts. [...]

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Judge rejects GOP lawmakers’ motion to intervene in Missouri gay marriage case

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A 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. [...]

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Boone County, Mo., workers in same-sex marriages eligible for survivor benefits

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Boone County, Mo., employees who are in legally recognized same-sex marriages are now eligible for survivors benefits. [...]

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Kansas City, Mo., moves to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages

Monday, December 8, 2014
Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City leaders are fighting back against a Missouri legislative effort to stop the city from recognizing legal same-sex marriages performed in other states. [...]

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