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US: Missouri gay marriage ban challenge to return to court

Joseph McCormick August 11, 2014

A challenge to the US state of Missouri’s same-sex marriage ban will today return to court.

Four same-sex couples were allowed to marry in St Louis, Missouri in June despite the state banning same-sex marriage. Officials later agreed to stop issuing marriage licences pending the results of lawsuits challenging the ban.

An amendment to the Missouri Constitution in 2004 banned same-sex marriage.

On Monday, St Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison was listed for a status hearing on the case.

The lawsuit challenging Missouri’s same-sex marriage ban has been moved from state court to federal court.

The switch came after Attorney General Chris Koster intervened in the case.

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