As reported today by Progress Missourii:
Tears flowed. Blessings were proffered. There were tuxedos and white dresses; bow ties and cummerbunds. But when the four distinct ceremonies ended Wednesday night in the office of Mayor Francis Slay, one thing was the same. With kisses and embraces, four St. Louis same-sex couples had vacated their seats on the back of the marriage bus and made history.
• AP: St. Louis challenges Missouri ban on gay marriage
• St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Editorial: HOLY CHUTZPAH: St. Louis takes on the state's ban on gay marriage
• Missourinet: St. Louis sets up test to Missouri's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage
• St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Battle over same-sex marriages in St. Louis headed to court
• AP: KC, other cities not following St. Louis challenge
• Missouri Times: Saint Louis issues marriage licenses to gay couples, vows to fight state ban
MO Attorney General Koster says he supports marriage equlaity but is required to defend state's ban in court.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he personally supports gay marriage but will defend the state's constitutional ban against it. Koster's comments Thursday come a day after St. Louis officials issued marriage licenses to four gay couples. Koster said he is seeking an injunction preventing St. Louis officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples because local officials should not be acting in conflict with state laws.
• AP: Koster backs gay marriage but fights it in court
• Missourinet: Attorney General issues statement regarding same-sex marriages in St. Louis