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Legal Same-Sex Marriages Performed in St. Louis City Hall

June 26, 2014--St. Louis Recorder of Deeds, Sharon Carpenter, issued marriage licenses to four St. Louis couples last night. On the one year anniversary of the Defense of Marriage Act being struck down, Mayor Slay announced this morning, June 26, 2014, that weddings were performed at the St. Louis City Hall last night.

University of Missouri System Adds Gender Identity and Gender Expression to Nondiscrimination Policy

On the afternoon of June 18, 2014, the University of Missouri Board of Curators voted in favor of including gender identity and gender expression to their nondiscrimination policy. This policy change applies to any phase of its “employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities” at University of Missouri, Missouri University of Science and Technology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and University of Missouri-St. Louis.

PROMO Expresses Disappointment That Discrimination Was Not Addressed By the Legislature

The last day of the Missouri Legislative Session is today, and the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) was not voted on this year. After 2013, when MONA passed in the Missouri Senate, and public support by over 540 Missouri businesses, there were high hopes that it would be voted on again in 2014. These businesses strongly urged the Missouri Legislature to pass the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act this year.

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 June 1, 2014, same-sex couples can legally 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. 

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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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