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Aug 12, 2014Hearing for St. Louis Marriage Case Set

On June 26 of this year, St. Louis City issued marriage licenses to four couples following ceremonies performed in Mayor Slay’s office. Despite Missouri’s constitutional ban on marriage for same-sex couples passed in 2004, Sharon Carpenter, previous St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds, courageously complied and issued the couples their marriage licenses. Because of this challenge to Missouri's marriage ban, the case went to court. You can read more about the official case, 1422-CC09027, on

On August 11, 2014, lawyers for the city and state appeared before Circuit Judge Rex Burlison at a status hearing in regards to the court case. It was announced that the hearing for this case is set for September 29.

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