MISSOURI: Lawmakers Seek Standing To Appeal Marriage Recognition Ruling

Via the Moonie Times:

Missouri’s Republican legislative leaders are seeking to appeal a court ruling requiring officials to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey and House Speaker Tim Jones have filed a motion asking to intervene in a Jackson County court case so they can appeal it to the state Supreme Court. Judge J. Dale Youngs ruled in October that Missouri must legally recognize same-sex couples who got married elsewhere – even though Missouri has a constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage. Dempsey said no taxpayer dollars are being spent on the legislators’ court filings.