Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 104
Retirement of State Officers and Employees
Section 104.012

August 28, 2014

Spouse defined.

104.012. For the purposes of public retirement systems administered pursuant to this chapter, any reference to the term "spouse" only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman.

(L. 2001 S.B. 371 ยง 2)

(2013) Same-sex partner of deceased highway patrolman lacked standing to challenge ban on survivor benefits for same-sex married couples, and creating an open-ended class of married couples was not a special law. Glossip v. Missouri Dept. of Transp. and Highway Patrol Employees' Retirement System, 411 S.W.3d 796 (Mo.banc).

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