Representative Mike Colona (D) [January 2016 file photo].
A bill, filled yesterday by Representative Mike Colona (D):
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2513 [pdf]
98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE COLONA.
6368H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 451.100, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to marriage solemnization.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 451.100, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu 2 thereof, to be known as section 451.100, to read as follows: 451.100.
Marriages may be solemnized by any clergyman, either active or retired, who is in good standing with any church or synagogue in this state. Marriages [may] shall also be solemnized, without compensation, by any judge, including a municipal judge if requested by persons legally entitled to marry. Marriages may also be solemnized by a religious society, religious institution, or religious organization of this state, according to the regulations and customs of the society, institution or organization, when either party to the marriage to be solemnized is a member of such society, institution or organization.
[emphasis in original]
It’s interesting that in this day and age there’s a need for legislation to point out that public officials are supposed to do their job.
Marriage Equality in America (June 26, 2015)
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Recorders Association of Missouri: issuing marriage licenses for same sex couples in Missouri (June 26, 2015)