JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Republican legislative leaders are seeking to appeal a court ruling requiring officials to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey and House Speaker Tim Jones have filed a motion asking to intervene in a Jackson County court case so they can appeal it to the state Supreme Court.
Judge J. Dale Youngs ruled in October that Missouri must legally recognize same-sex couples who got married elsewhere – even though Missouri has a constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage.
Dempsey said no taxpayer dollars are being spent on the legislators’ court filings.
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