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Over 350 Missouri Businesses Support the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act

April 2, 2014: This week, the LGBT community celebrates the support of over 350 Missouri-based companies ranging from the small business to the Fortune 500 now voicing their support for workplace protections to the Missouri General Assembly. Larger corporations that have voiced support include Thompson Coburn LLP, Bryan Cave LLP, JPMorgan Chase, Monsanto, Pfizer, Husch Blackwell, Pinnacle Entertainment, Penn National Gaming, Polsinellli, the Missouri Bar Association of Saint Louis, and Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Missouri Representative Mike Colona Files Marriage Bill

March 27, 2014: This afternoon Missouri Representative Mike Colona introduced a House Joint Resolution, HJR85, an effort to repeal and replace Missouri’s Constitutional Amendment banning marriages between same sex married couples. In 2004 Missouri passed the Constitutional Amendment 2 with a public vote of 71% supporting and 29% opposing the ban on same-sex marriages. 

Kansas City Sends Strong Message to End LGBT Discrimination

March 6, 2014 (Kansas City, MO) - Today the City Council of Kansas City voted unanimously to approve Resolution 140201 introduced by Councilman-at-Large Scott Wagner (District 1) that calls to end statewide discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation against the LGBT community by supporting the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA).

Can I Get Married In Illinois?

As of March 5, 2014, same-sex couples can apply early to marry in Illinois. There has been a lot of confusion as to what this means for Missouri couples, here are some answers.

Policy Changes for Same-Sex Couples in Missouri This Week

February 27, 2014 (Saint Louis, MO): This week both Boone County and Saint Louis City Public Schools have changed their policies to impact same-sex couples. 

ACLU Seeks State Recognition for Marriages of Eight Same-Sex Couples

On February 12, 2014 the ACLU of Missouri filed litigation in State Court in Kansas City, on behalf of same-sex couples throughout the state to seek recognition by Missouri of their marriages. In 2004, Constitutional Amendment 2, prohibiting same-sex marriages in Missouri, was voted on by the public and passed.

Governor Jay Nixon Issues Strong LGBT Focused State of the State Address

This evening, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon delivered his State of the State address to Missourians. Nixon’s speech included strong support for the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA). Governor Nixon asserted, “We need to end discrimination against LGBT Missourians in the workplace. No Missourian should be fired because of who they are or who they love. Last year, the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act passed the Senate with bipartisan support, but failed to get to my desk. Let’s get that done this year.”

Two Missouri Cities Score 100% on the new Municipal Equality Index

November 19, 2013 (Saint Louis, MO) – A report on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality in America’s cities by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, rated 291 cities across the nation, including five cities in Missouri. The 2013 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) is the second edition of the only nationwide rating system of LGBT inclusion in municipal law.

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PROMO is Missouri's statewide organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education. We identify LGBT rights supporters, educate them on the issues, give them the tools and the confidence to participate in the political process, and get results. PROMO's goals are to help LGBT Missourians create a supportive and visible community, become active in the democratic process, and work for their equal protection under the law. We build community awareness and grassroots support for LGBT equality and increase civic participation of LGBT Missourians. PROMO is a 501(c)(4) organization.  PROMO Fund is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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