Jackson County Won’t Defend Missouri Marriage Equality Ban

Written by scott on July 2nd, 2014

Missouri mapJackson County officials have indicated they won’t defend the state’s ban on marriage equality in a new lawsuit.

On Top Magazine reports:

Officials in Jackson County, Missouri said Monday they would not defend the state’s ban on gay marriage in a lawsuit filed by the Missouri chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) last week… According to Kansas City Public Media, Jackson County has decided against fighting the lawsuit. “The arc of history is to allow more marriages, not fewer, and I think ultimately that’s where we’re going as a nation,” said Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders. “I think courts may get there, though, before public opinion.” The lawsuit’s only named defendant is Robert Kelly, director of the Jackson County Department of Recorder of Deeds.

So I’m assuming the state will step in and defend it?

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