Nixon orders state agencies to implement same-sex marriage

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Gov. Jay Nixon.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Governor Jay Nixon signed an executive order to implement U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage in state agencies.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges established same-sex marriage as a Constitutional right in all 50 states.

Gov. Nixon’s Executive Order 15-04 directs all departments, agencies, boards, and commissions in the executive branch to ensure local government compliance.

Nixon also encouraged the Missouri General Assembly to pass the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination against LGBT Missourians in employment, housing and public accommodations.

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