Missouri

June 26, 2014

Koster will defend law as St. Louis challenges Missouri ban on gay marriages

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Thursday that he personally supports gay marriage but will defend a state constitutional ban against it after St. Louis officials issued marriage licenses to four same-sex couples at a City Hall ceremony. A judge denied Koster’s request Thursday for a temporary restraining order, but city officials said they won’t issue any more marriage licenses to gay couples until state or federal courts further resolve challenges.

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