ACLU Sues Missouri To Recognize Out of State “Gay Marriages”

On Wednesday, the ACLU filed suit on behalf of eight same-sex couples married in other states, challenging Missouri’s Constitutional and statutory language defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.  The suit claims that Missouri law denies them due process and equal protection under the U.S. Constitution.

The federal Defense of Marriage Act provides that a state is not required to recognize same-sex marriages entered into in another state.  This suit seeks to indirectly undermine that law, along with directly attacking Missouri law and its definition of marriage.

Posted: February 14, 2014

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