Missouri Judge Orders State to Recognize Outside Same-Sex Marriages
October 03 2014 5:43 PM ET

Missouri Judge Orders State to Recognize Outside Same-Sex Marriages

Michelle Garcia

A judge's ruling on marriage equality may affect at least 5,400 same-sex couples across the state of Missouri.

WATCH: Missouri's First Same-Sex Marriage Case In Court Today
September 25 2014 11:32 AM ET

WATCH: Missouri's Marriage Ban Heads to Court Today

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

A state judge will hear oral arguments for and against Missouri's constitutional amendment prohibiting the recognition of legal same-sex marriages in a court in Jackson County today.

WATCH: Mo. Police Officer Delivers Hate-Filled Speech, Gets Suspended
August 25 2014 4:49 PM ET

WATCH: Mo. Police Officer Delivers Hate-Filled Speech, Gets Suspended

Trudy Ring

He's the same officer who tangled with out CNN anchor Don Lemon last week, and Lemon brought to light the video of the cop's speech.

Springfield DJ Says She Was Fired for Being Gay
August 24 2014 2:15 PM ET

Was This Radio Host Fired for Being Gay?

Sunnivie Brydum

Jennifer Scott Stevens says she was fired for being openly gay, though her former employer says the decision was based on budgetary cuts.

PHOTOS: St. Louis Defies State's Marriage Ban
June 26 2014 8:23 PM ET

PHOTOS: St. Louis Defies State's Marriage Ban

Trudy Ring

Four same-sex couples wed in the St. Louis mayor's office Wednesday, setting up a challenge to the state's ban on such unions.

Michael Sam Puts Spotlight on Missouri's LGBT Laws
May 12 2014 3:56 PM ET

Michael Sam Puts Spotlight on Missouri's LGBT Laws

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam's historic recruitment may help boost efforts to gain LGBT rights in Missouri.

Michael Sam Drafted to St. Louis Rams
May 10 2014 7:56 PM ET

Finally, A First For The NFL

Sunnivie Brydum

The SEC Defensive Player of the Year becomes the first openly gay man to be drafted into any of the four major American sports.

Mo. School District Outs Trans Student to Classmates' Parents
May 06 2014 4:52 PM ET

Mo. School Outs Trans Student to Classmates' Parents

Parker Marie Molloy

A Missouri school district issued a letter to parents last week, informing them of another student's transgender status and asking fellow students to avoid bullying. But did the district violate federal law in the process?

Lawsuit Seeks Halt to Joint Tax Filings by Mo. Same-Sex Couples
March 27 2014 6:58 PM ET

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Joint Taxes by Mo. Same-Sex Couples

Trudy Ring

The Missouri Baptist Convention and other marriage equality opponents want to keep same-sex couples from filing joint tax returns.

Mo. Baptist College Rejects Gay Student's Readmission Application
March 21 2014 1:23 PM ET

Gay Student Rejected from Mo. College for 'Misuse of God's Gifts'

Sunnivie Brydum

Hannibal-LaGrange University initially accepted Chase Martinson's application for readmission — but then administrators discovered he was gay.

Mo. Gov Wants Marriage Ban Repealed
February 14 2014 9:28 PM ET

Mo. Gov Wants Marriage Ban Repealed

Trudy Ring

But Gov. Jay Nixon says the move should come from voters, not the courts, in response to a lawsuit filed this week.

Equal Marriage Recognition Suits Filed in Louisiana, Missouri
February 12 2014 7:22 PM ET

Equal Marriage Recognition Suits Filed in La., Mo.

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT organizations are taking aim at discriminatory marriage laws in two traditionally conservative states.

Mo. Rep. Seeks to Impeach Gov. for Authorizing Gay Tax Returns
November 20 2013 2:38 PM ET

Mo. Rep. Seeks to Impeach Gov. for Authorizing Gay Tax Returns

Daniel Reynolds

State representative Nick Marshall is calling for the impeachment of Missouri governor Jay Nixon, after the latter's decision last week to allow married gay and lesbian couples to file state tax returns jointly.

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