USA, Missouri: Governor Nixon Supports Repeal of Marriage Equality Ban

Written by scott on February 13th, 2014

Missouri Governor Jay NixonContinuing moves in favor of same sex couples, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said he would support a referendum to repeal the state’s gay marriage ban.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that he supports ending Missouri’s same-sex marriage ban and thinks voters should have a chance to repeal an amendment to the state constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. In 2004, Missouri became the first state to enact a constitutional prohibition on gay weddings after the Massachusetts high court permitted gay marriage there. The measure was approved by 70 percent of the state’s voters. “I hope the voters will have a chance to revisit that issue,” said Nixon, a Democrat. “If it appeared on the ballot again, I would vote to allow same-sex marriage.”

Right-wing lawmakers wanted to impeach him for letting same sex couples file their taxes together. What will they do with this?

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