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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

New Jersey Court Recognizes Same Sex “Marriage”

Posted in Marriage and Family, Same Sex Couple Issues
From cnn.com TRENTON, New Jersey (CNN) — In a decision likely to stoke the contentious election-year debate over same-sex marriage, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that state lawmakers must provide the rights and benefits of marriage to gay and lesbian couples. The high court on Wednesday gave legislators six months to either change… Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of Same-Sex Marriage: is it for You?

Posted in Same Sex Couple Issues
Fast facts to help you decide whether you’d want to pop the question if you could. For same-sex couples living in Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, and Vermont, same-sex marriage — or a reasonable facsimile of marriage — is now a reality. If you live in any of these four states, you and your partner have a… Continue Reading