Marriage Equality Briefs

Briefs related to State vs Carpenter

Publication Date: 03/24/2015
Document Type: Informational Pages
Sponsor: Office of the City Counselor

In June 2014, Mayor Slay took the unprecedented step of directing that marriage licenses be issued to four same-sex couples in direct violation of the Missouri Constitution and state statutes banning same-sex marriage. That historic decision sparked a lawsuit by Missouri's Attorney General, which culminated in a court decision striking down Missouri's marriage ban. Now, due to that court decision, same-sex couples can now obtain marriage licenses in Missouri.

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