Homosexuals are complaining about Missouri counties not issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples.
I have no idea if clerks in Missouri counties are deliberately resisting issuing Faux Marriage licenses or not. But a homosexual advocacy group is worried. According to the Associated Press, “Some Missouri counties still not issuing same-sex marriage licenses.”
Some Missouri counties are still not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week’s Supreme Court ruling, and an advocacy group is threatening legal action to force compliance.
Katie Stuckenschneider of St. Louis-based PROMO, which advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality, says the organization is working with the American Civil Liberties Union, weighing possible lawsuits.
Allegedly, twenty-four out of 115 counties are not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. According to the AP story “many” (how many?) are claiming that the holdup is either because they need new forms or they’re looking for some legal clarification. The latter excuse sounds fishy to me. Are they trying to refuse? If so, I doubt they will get much support from their bosses higher up in the Missouri government. If you think we’re a Red state you are indulging in a pleasant dream. We’re a few shades higher on the spectrum. I wish it were not so.
There is, however, one clerk who is taking a stand much like that of Linda Barnette of Mississippi.
But the recorder of deeds in sparsely-populated Schuyler County in northeast Missouri refuses to grant licenses to same-sex couples based on religious grounds.
I’m glad to hear reports like this, but I doubt it will make much difference. It should be pretty easily handled with a lawsuit and a removal from office. I assume it would be pretty straightforward to remove a recorder of deeds from office on the grounds of failing to fulfill the duties of the office. This first stage of the purge will be easy.
The real purge will be laws requiring people to refer to people as spouses, and “hostile work environment” laws that pressure employers with heavy litigation if they don’t fire all the recalcitrant Christians who refuse to join in the same-sex “marriage” fiction. Then there will be the lawsuits against churches that refuse to officiate such mock marriages.