State Rep. Nick Marshall Threatens to Impeach Gov. Nixon for Allowing Gays to File Joint Taxes

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Nick Marshall, a Missouri state representative
Republican state representative Nick Marshall will try to impeach Governor Jay Nixon after he ordered the Missouri Department of Revenue to allow legally married same-sex to file joint tax returns.

Marshall says his decision is about protecting the Missouri constitution, which forbids gay marriage, and not about targeting LGBT couples.

"If Missouri were a state that allowed gay marriage, we wouldn't be having this conversation. But it's not," says Beth Peters, Marshall's legislative assistant. "What is the point of voting if however you vote is going to be circumvented [by an executive order]?"

See also: Missouri to Gays: You Can't Get Married Here, But We Will Take Your Tax Dollars

Marshall, who represents a county north of Kansas City, threw down the gauntlet on Facebook:


Peters says Nixon's latest executive order follows a disturbing trend of Nixon ignoring the state's constitution. She points to two other examples -- Missouri's rejection of the REAL ID act of 2005 and the release of the names of gun-permit holders to government agencies -- as times when Nixon's approach conflicted with state law.

See also: Brian Nieves' Facebook Rant On States' Rights: Governor Is "B____ Slapping" Constitution

"This is strike three," Peters says.

Read about strikes one and two after the jump.


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plattecountian202
plattecountian202

It is such a shame that he is sleeping with his secretary...

Mark Poepsel
Mark Poepsel

Recognizing marriage isn't marrying. This isn't a high crime nor a misdemeanor, anyway...electing to read a law (of course it is a state constitutional law, that's a given) one way instead of another. Granted, that's the federal Constitutional threshold for impeachment, but the state's ought to be similar.

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

What will it take to bring common sense to this state and silence these ignorant ass rural motherfuckers and their faux 'morals'? Fuck these backwoods rube pieces of shit and the chicken fuckers they keep electing to state government.

Sj Braun
Sj Braun

Jay Nixon is the best thing that ever happened to Missouri politics.................bar none

Paul Hibbard
Paul Hibbard

Another republican fighting his inner demons on a public platform

Sean David Herron
Sean David Herron

Bumpkin says, "The Bible clearly states that marriage is between two nomadic Hebrews of the opposite sex," womp womp...

Justin M Politte
Justin M Politte

As a gay male living in St Louis, I want to Thank all those with such supportive comments here. Thank You very much! ♥

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

Can these GOP extremists just get out of power already?  He wants to impeach the Governor because he is taking money from "gasp" gays?  What a putz..  So what if two men or women find happiness with each other, its not hurting anyone.  But it does show how anti freedom the GOP really is.

PROMO
PROMO

Thanks for sharing!

Todd Alan
Todd Alan

If u cant even understand your own constitution that REQUIRES that a married couples state returns mirror fed returns and this has nothing to do with same sex marriage being available in MO it's time to move on. But by all ,means spend years and millions in tax payer $ to change the law and move up same sex marriage availability by giving a concrete example of inequality for people to sue and overturn Amendment 2

Casey McBroom
Casey McBroom

Here is an idea... How about you stupid politicians understand what 'individual rights' mean, that marriage is a contract, and you stupid little mystics need stay out of shit that doesn't concern your church. At every turn in American history -- from the end of black slavery, to women having voting rights -- it's you haters of freedom who fuck it up for the rest of us. Fact is, marriage is a contract and it should be recognized by government. Furthermore, no church is forced to recognize any marriage. However, it's you anti-rights christians who have the highest divorce rate in the whole god damn country..... So, while one of your side debates and wastes money screwing around seeing if they can tax people they won't recognize legally, the other and more paranoid on your side wants impeachment for any recognition... Not because Missouri is violating their rights by stealing money while ignoring whatever couples union, but because it might reopen the discussion about individual rights and gay marriage. A big FUCK YOU for the religious right.

Rainbow
Rainbow

Well, that state constitution is going to change, so run and tell that. 

Christian Knobloch
Christian Knobloch

It's about time that we were exposed to the subhuman nature of those "type" of people. Of course, I'm talking about Rep. Nick Marshall and the clowns that voted him into office.

Drum Mer M JZ
Drum Mer M JZ

GLAD WE ARE WORRYING ABOUT METH FIRST !!! ...ohhhh wait! ..Oops guess not! Cause you know same sex taxes are ruining the youth of this state ! #priorities

Kristy Cognac Creighton
Kristy Cognac Creighton

The people who live here are also more than welcome to try to work for change. Because that's what the process is all about - doing the work of *all the people. Not about stagnating in some fictional historical utopia.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

i love the "i hate missouri...but i live in it" people. you're more than welcome to move someplace else.

Don Benecke
Don Benecke

Government waste of time and money, By an egomaniac., He the one that needs to be "Impeached".

Ruth Susanne
Ruth Susanne

We recognize legal marriage from all over the world....so if they have a legal marriage-we recognize it. That really has nothing to do with our stupid prejudice laws here.

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

@Steve Mincer shut the fuck up you ignorant redneck piece of shit. you fucking leave, go to texas or mississippi to be with the rest of the miserable white trash mother fuckers, cause the rest of us aren't going anywhere you fucking bumpkin

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