ACLU to file suit to overturn Missouri same-sex marriage ban

Posted on: 4:35 pm, February 11, 2014, by , updated on: 04:09pm, February 11, 2014

(KPLR) – The ACLU will file a lawsuit this week on behalf of Missouri gay couples for recognition of same-sex marriage. It will seek to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Couples from Kansas City, St. Louis, mid-Missouri and Springfield are included in the suit that will be filed in a Kansas City state court.

The lawsuit comes less than a month after a federal judge struck down Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage law that is similar to Missouri’s.

Missouri voters approved the ban in 2004.