Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 451
Marriage, Marriage Contracts, and Rights of Married Women
Section 451.022

August 28, 2014

Public policy, same sex marriages prohibited--license may not be issued.

451.022. 1. It is the public policy of this state to recognize marriage only between a man and a woman.

2. Any purported marriage not between a man and a woman is invalid.

3. No recorder shall issue a marriage license, except to a man and a woman.

4. A marriage between persons of the same sex will not be recognized for any purpose in this state even when valid where contracted.

(L. 1996 S.B. 768 ยง 6, A.L. 2001 H.B. 157)

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