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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.