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ACLU And Eight Gay Couples Sue Missouri Over Same-Sex Marriage Ban [Updated]

Categories: LGBT

See also: Mizzou Students Prepare to Block Homophobic Protest Against Michael Sam with Human Wall

Here's the full lawsuit.

ACLU Lawsuit

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16 comments
MJS562
MJS562

You can't really sue for blocking an oxymoron. Think about it: Marriage doesn not mean same sex unions. That's the definition. Was it changed? Perhaps. But then again you really can't go around altering definitions. What's next? Can I start referring my dog as a lampshade? 

Where's the lampshade... oh it's in the backyard. What you say? That's a dog? No sir, that is indeed a lampshade, and that's what I'm calling them now! 

Thomas
Thomas

I am an openly gay male, 73 years young.

I welcome the right to marry my new 16 year old male partner. 

He is young , strong, and nubile and we will no longer be under the threat of my arrest for our acts of alleged "sodomy" and the misconception of "statutory rape" on a minor.


A wonderful THANK YOU to the folks at the ACLU from all of our Man/Boy loving members of N.A.M.B.L.A !!!!

Way to go Missouri.

Abby Megginson
Abby Megginson

Good. They should. It's unconstitutional. I hope it enlightens MO

Eric Jacobs
Eric Jacobs

People complaining about this might as well give it up cause it's coming, the Supreme Court ruled the other day that the other 46-47 states that don't recognize gay marriage still have to allow gay couples who were married in other states to file a joint tax return, so legalization of gay marriage isn't far behind

Big Damn Heroes
Big Damn Heroes

Shashi: "fruitcakes"... It's like we're really in 1950!

Chelsea Barks
Chelsea Barks

No, its not. My friends can call me that, but an asshole like you gets to call me Chelsea.

Shashi Hemchand
Shashi Hemchand

If you read the RFT you know that queer is a term of endearment for fruitcakes as they use the word in there articles. Ashely montes

Julie Wilhelm
Julie Wilhelm

Its nice how some people have nothing better to worry about than who's marrying who. I wish my life was so simple.

Carly Pownall
Carly Pownall

Good for them! They pay the same taxes, and shop in the same stores as all the rest of Mo...they should have the same rights! :) #onemizzou

Juel Rogers
Juel Rogers

Maybe they should go to san fran. ;-) I hear they're very gay there ;-)

TammyKlein
TammyKlein

@Thomas  

If you chose to get married in the State of New Hampshire, and your partner/child has parental permission, then you can choose an even younger lover to marry.

14 year old boys (13 year old girls) can be legally married in NH.

Simply bring your new found "catch" to Missouri when we get our Gay Marriage Laws changed by the ACLU.

If you are by any chance HIV Pos, no problem . Our President Obama has made your insured treatment always payable !

{Don't forget the pre-nuptial in case the child changes his mind latter. Kids are so cute, but fickle! Would be shame if you couldn't exercise your new rights to marry and divorce as much as you want...or can afford).

javataur
javataur

I'm surprised they didn't already bring up the legal discrepancy caused by our taxes being linked to the IRS. Because the IRS allows married gay couples to file jointly, MO is forced to do the same. I don't understand how that works, but effectively for tax purposes you're married, for all other purposes you're not. Some how i can't see that being legal.

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