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Love is winning in Missouri!

Marriage equality continues to move forward in Missouri!

There have been several legal challenges to Missouri’s 2004 ban on same-sex marriage in the last few months. On October 3, Missouri Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs ordered that the marriages of 10 couples must be recognized by the state of Missouri. A few days following that ruling, Attorney General Koster announced that the state would not appeal the decision, which made legal same-sex marriages recognized in Missouri.

Just last week, St. Louis City’s Circuit Court Judge Rex Burlison declared Missouri’s marriage ban unconstitutional. Attorney General Koster appealed that decision to the Missouri Supreme Court. At this point in time, there is no stay in the decision, which means ALL couples may get a legal marriage license through the City of Saint Louis Recorder of Deeds Office or any other office or clerk in the State of Missouri recognizing that the marriage ban is no longer enforceable. As of November 6, 2014, St. Louis County is also issuing marriage licenses.

Earlier this week, representatives from Show Me Marriage delivered a petition signed by more than 3,000 Missourians to Attorney General Koster, urging him to not appeal U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith’s landmark ruling on November 7th that found Missouri’s marriage ban to be unconstitutional.

There are a lot of moving pieces, but one thing is clear - love is winning in Missouri.

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