Same-sex marriage in the U. Supreme Court 's landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges , which struck down state bans on marriages between two people of the same sex on June 26, Prior to the court ruling, the state recognized same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions pursuant to a state court ruling in October , and certain jurisdictions of the state performed same-sex marriage despite a statewide ban. On November 5, , a state court ruling striking down Missouri's same-sex marriage ban ordered the City of St.
History Homosexual activity in Missouri? Current status since Jun 26, US Supreme Court ruling issued in Lawrence v. Texas struck down all sodomy laws on the basis of privacy and liberty. The decision overturned any laws remaining in all US states which prohibited acts of sodomy. Yes No. Sources: lambdalegal.
The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry nationwide on June 26, , allowing all same-sex couples in Missouri the ability to marry once and for all. The decision followed more than a year of marriage litigation in Missouri. History and the Path to Victory: July 3, The Missouri Legislature enacts a state statute restricting marriage to different-sex couples in Missouri and denying legal respect to same-sex couples who legally receive marriage licenses from other states. August 3, Opponents of the freedom to marry in Missouri push through Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry and any other legal family status. The amendment cements clearly discriminatory language into the Missouri Constitution.
In some respects, the Missouri bill would go beyond any law now in place, prompting challenges that could keep the issue before the courts for years. The bill, a proposed amendment to the state Constitution, would shield religious groups and businesses from having to facilitate same-sex weddings. Opponents contended that the bill was probably unconstitutional, and that the wording could lead to much broader consequences, like denying social services, education, employment or housing to married gay people. Democrats began a filibuster on Monday, but with Republicans holding an overwhelming Senate majority, it was clear that opponents could only delay the bill.