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How Does Presumption of Parenthood Work in a Same-Sex Marriage?

When a married couple with minor children gets a divorce in Missouri, any child born to the spouses must be part of the case unless they are already subject to an order for child support and custody from another court. As the concept of marriage has… Read More

Same Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional in Missouri; Same Sex Couples Marry in Kansas City and St. Louis

A federal judge in Kansas City ruled on Friday that Missouri’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution in a decision that would extend the right of gay couples to marry across Missouri. U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith found tha… Read More

Missouri Attorney General issues statement on same-sex marriages

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today issued the following statement related to the St. Louis Recorder of Deeds issuing marriage licenses to several same-sex couples: “While I personally support the goal of marriage equali… Read More

New Jersey Court Recognizes Same Sex "Marriage"

From cnn.com TRENTON, New Jersey (CNN) — In a decision likely to stoke the contentious election-year debate over same-sex marriage, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that state lawmakers must provide the rights and benefits of marriage to… Read More

Pros and Cons of Same-Sex Marriage: is it for You?

Fast facts to help you decide whether you’d want to pop the question in a same-sex marriage if you could. For same-sex couples living in Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, and Vermont, same-sex marriage — or a reasonable facsimile of… Read More