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Missouri Republican Party releases statement about DOMA repeal...

Jun 28, 2013 -- 5:03pm

The Missouri Republican Party issued a statement Wednesday on the decision to overturn Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in California released by the United States Supreme Court.Chairman for the Party tells KZIM KSIM…

“While many may debate the outcome of the decision Wednesday by the U. S. Supreme Court, the Court did echo supporting the will of the people in their decision state by state. Missourians have already clearly spoken. Citizens of the Show Me State decided to make clear their stance on marriage and its definition in our State Constitution. "

By 5-4, it ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional.In a separate ruling, it declined to take on the broader issue of gay marriage. The court decided that supporters of Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot measure that had outlawed same-sex marriages in the California, did not have standing to bring the case to the court. 

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