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Missouri legislators give same sex marriages the cold shoulder

April 26, 2000
By: Farrah Fite
State Capital Bureau

Vermont says yes to same sex unions, but legislators say there's no chance for them in Missouri. Farrah Fite has the story from Jefferson City.

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Some Missouri legislators say same sex marriages aren't moral and those who don't oppose them say they'll never be legal in Missouri.

Senator Peter Kinder introduced a bill four years ago that would make same sex marriages illegal. Kinder is still trying to get the type of union outlawed.

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Contents: Kinder says same sex marriages destroy the institution of marriage.

No bills have been introduced to make gay marriages legal in Missouri. Farrah Fite from Jefferson City.


Missouri laws are no where closer to recognizing same sex unions, even with Vermont's unprecedented decision to legalize them. Farrah Fite has the story from Jefferson City.

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Gay parital marriages are getting a cold shoulder from most Missouri legislators. A bill to outlaw these marriages has made it to the table before one to support them.

St. Louis city Senator Lacy Clay says he's all for same sex unions, but doesn't see them passing anytime soon.

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Contents: Clay says that a conservative legislature will keep same sex unions from ever being legal.

Clay says same sex unions could be deemed illegal as early as this legislative session.