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Same Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional in Missouri; Same Sex Couples Marry in Kansas City and St. Louis

Posted in Family Law, Living Together - Cohabitation, Marriage, Marriage and Family, Marriage and Living Together, Same Sex Couple Issues
A federal judge in Kansas City ruled on Friday that Missouri’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution in a decision that would extend the right of gay couples to marry across Missouri. U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith found that the Missouri ban ran afoul of the Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal… Continue Reading

Missouri Attorney General issues statement on same-sex marriages

Posted in Living Together - Cohabitation, Marriage and Family, Marriage and Living Together, Same Sex Couple Issues
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today issued the following statement related to the St. Louis Recorder of Deeds issuing marriage licenses to several same-sex couples: “While I personally support the goal of marriage equality, my duty as Attorney General is to defend the laws of the state of Missouri. While many people… Continue Reading

Domestic Partnership Benefits

Posted in Living Together - Cohabitation
Learn about the benefits of domestic partnerships — and whether they may be available to you. Despite the fact that it’s estimated only 10% of American families are made up of a working husband, a stay-at-home wife, and children, our legal and social systems still provide benefits and protections based on that model. Having been… Continue Reading

Living Together Contracts

Posted in Living Together - Cohabitation
Learn what a living together contract is and whether or not you need one. A contract is no more than an agreement to do (or not to do) something. Marriage is a contractual relationship, even though the “terms” of the contract are rarely stated explicitly or even known by the marrying couple. Saying “I do”… Continue Reading