First a few news items from yesterday….
Marriage Expands in Missouri
Gay marriage won a milestone legal battle in Missouri as gay couples married in other states will now have those marriages recognized here. Read it here.
Pull Quote: A Kansas City judge ruled Friday that the marriages of Missouri gay couples wed in states or countries where such relationships are legally recognized must be honored by their home state. The ruling affects more than 5,400 Missouri couples who were married in places where same-sex marriages are legally recognized, including states such as Illinois and Iowa. The decision by Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs is the first by any judge affirming same-sex marriage in Missouri. It came eight days after oral arguments in the case, heard at the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City… The case before Youngs was not asking for Missouri’s constitutional ban on gay marriage to be overturned, only that the state allow marriages performed legally elsewhere to be recognized.
Martin to GGR
Sarah Wood Martin, wife to Minority Leader Jake Hummel, joined Irl Scissor’s lobbying firm, Gateway Government Relations. Here’s the announcement: “Sarah’s decade worth of campaign and legislative experience, along with her MU degree in journalism will add depth and value to the Gateway team. Sarah will play a significant role lobbying for GGR clients, providing communications and association management support as well. We are pleased to have her on board.”
And now the rummage…
New Committee Filings
From the Missouri Ethics Commission:
Missourians for Responsible and Better Government – Treasurer: Andrew Blunt.
Elect Christine LaPorta – Write-in for Senate 14 – Treasurer: Chrsitine Laporta
Brewer for Judge – Craig Brewer for Associate Circuit Judge Circuit 32 Perry County; Independent – Treasurer: Gerald J Hoffman.
Patricia Pike for State Representative-126 – State Representative District 126; Republican – Treasurer: Barney Fisher.
Committee to Elect Natalie A Vowell – State Representative District 78 (2016); Democrat – Treasurer: Eric Shelquist
Missourians Protecting the 2nd Amendment – Treasurer: Stephanie Overstreet.
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