Tag Archives: Missiouri

MISSOURI: Proposed Anti-LGBT “Religious Liberty” Bill Stalls In Face Of Fierce Corporate Opposition

But it’s not dead yet. The Kansas City Star reports: Late into the night Tuesday, supporters and opponents of a proposed “religious freedom” amendment sparred over its potential impact.  On one side, religious leaders and Republican elected officials implored the House Emerging Issues Committee to approve the amendment as is and place it on the ballot for Missouri voters to ...

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MISSOURI: Gov Endorses Gay Marriage, Will Recognize Out-Of-State Marriages

Surprising and welcome news out of Missouri. Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that he supports legalizing gay marriage in Missouri during a news conference announcing that homosexual couples married under the laws of other states would be allowed to file combined state tax returns. In an executive order, Nixon directed the Department of Revenue to accept the combined returns as ...

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MISSOURI: St. Louis County Approves LGBT Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

Another win in our best month ever: In one of the longest and most emotional meetings in the St. Louis County Council’s history, an ordinance was narrowly passed Tuesday night that adds gender identity and sexual orientation to the county’s anti-discrimination regulations and hate crimes law. An overflow crowd of more than 250 people spilled out of the council chambers ...

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ACLU Loses Westboro Appeal

An en banc panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling by three of its own judges, declaring that the Westboro Baptist Church can be banned from protesting military funerals from an hour before until an hour after the funerals take place. Westboro was represented by the ACLU. The case arose from an ordinance enacted by ...

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