Missouri Marriage Laws

451.022 - Public policy, same sex marriages prohibited--license may not be issued


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Missouri Revised Statutes - Title XXX: Domestic Relations - Chapter 451: Marriage, Marriage Contracts, and Rights of Married Women

Public policy, same sex marriages prohibited--license may not be issued


1. It is the public policy of this state to recognize marriage only between a man and a woman. 2. Any purported marriage not between a man and a woman is invalid. 3. No recorder shall issue a marriage license, except to a man and a woman. 4. A marriage between persons of the same sex will not be recognized for any purpose in this state even when valid where contracted.

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(L. 1996 S.B. 768 § 6, A.L. 2001 H.B. 157)


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