Judge: will rule ‘quickly’ on challenge to Missouri same-sex marriage ban


A Kansas City judge says he will issue a ruling quickly in the case of ten same-sex couples who want their marriages recognized as legal in Missouri.

Those couples have been married in other states where same-sex marriage is legal. They’re challenging the ban on gay marriage that Missouri voters added to the state Constitution ten years ago.

Assistant Attorney General Jeremiah Morgan is defending that amendment as representing the will of the people of Missouri.

“The people … and of course the people, in this case by passing a constitutional amendment, are the ultimate source of sovereign power,” Morgan tells Circuit Judge James Dale Youngs.

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