LGBTQ Nation reports:
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a Highway Patrol trooper’s same-sex partner who was seeking survivor benefits. Highway Patrol Cpl. Dennis Engelhard was killed on Christmas Day in 2009 when he was struck by a vehicle while investigating a traffic accident on Interstate 44 in Eureka, outside of St. Louis. Missouri offers a payment to the surviving spouse of a Highway Patrol officer killed in the line of duty… The Supreme Court in a 5-2 ruling concluded Glossip is ineligible for survivor benefits because the two were not married – not because Glossip is gay.
Which seems to leave the door open to a challenge to the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, doesn’t it?