A Republican lawmaker has a plan to stop marriage equality in Missouri, by making it legal to fire clerks who issue same-sex marriage licenses.
While other states think up ways to ban trans folks from using the 'wrong' bathroom, one Missouri lawmaker has set his sights on proactively gender-inclusive spaces.
His bill would provide for the firing of any public employee who granted a license to a same-sex couple.
Updated December 15: Get up to speed on the complex state of marriage equality in Missouri.
Last week saw two victories in Southern states, but there may be bumps in the road before the cases get much further.
Same-sex couples in Missouri should be able to begin applying for marriage licenses immediately.