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MISSOURI: Court Denies GOP Attempt To Stop Out-Of-State Marriage Recognition

Via the Kansas City Star:
A Jackson County judge has denied the Missouri General Assembly’s attempt to stop Kansas City from recognizing same-sex marriages from other states. Jackson County Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs on Tuesday denied the state legislators’ motion to challenge an earlier ruling in a Jackson County case. Youngs in October declared that Missouri’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional for denying rights to couples legally married in other states. Republican leaders in the Missouri General Assembly recently filed a motion to appeal Youngs’ ruling to the state Supreme Court. On Tuesday, Youngs said the legislators’ deadline to try to intervene in the case had already passed and he no longer has jurisdiction of the case.
See the ruling at Equality Case Files. (Tipped by JMG reader Matthew)

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