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Recorders' Association of Missouri Releases Statement Regarding SCOTUS Ruling on Same Sex Marriage

The Missouri Recorder of Deeds Association released a statement today regarding the Supreme Court's decision on Marriage Equality and its clarification of the Fourteenth Amendment. The statement underscores the role of the Recorder, and emphasizes its duty to comply with the court's decision professionally and responsively. The statement also specifies that 25 days remain to operationalize the ruling in Missouri, although Recorders may begin at any time.

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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.  


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. 


MO Governor Jay Nixon Announces State Taxes Will Mirror Federal Taxes for All Legally Married Missouri Couples

November 14, 2013 (Jefferson City, MO) – This afternoon Missouri Governor Jay Nixon issued an Executive Order directing the Missouri Department of Revenue to accept joint tax returns that mirror the Federal Treasury and IRS, in that all legally same-sex marriages will be recognized for state tax purposes. This is a consistent and pragmatic approach to the federal government’s announcement in September of this year.

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