Marriage equality came to the Show-Me State Wednesday by way of a court ruling in St. Louis, the only city where same-sex couples can currently receive marriage licenses in the state.
Due to religious beliefs, magistrates in North Carolina continue resigning from their offices.
Antigay Missouri lawmakers may not like it, but they're powerless to stop the state from recognizing gay and lesbian marriages this month.
Same-sex couples in Missouri should be able to begin applying for marriage licenses immediately.
Voters will have to wait for a ballot scandal to be resolved before they can vote for a pro-equality candidate.
Tim Cook's words about discrimination highlight the need for stronger antidiscrimination laws, and not just for LGBT citizens.