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Subject Missouri GOP wants to eliminate marriages for everyone unless they're done in a church
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As part of the Republican party’s ongoing effort to undo a century of progress for, well, just about everyone, the Missouri state GOP legislature has introduced a new bill seeking to totally redefine marriage.

Missouri still has an unconstitutional law on the books defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. This new bill HB 1434, according to sponsors, would completely nullify marriage in the public arena for everyone.

The term “marriage” would apply only to religious institutions, while all state-recognized unions – hereto referred to as marriage – would undergo reclassification as “domestic unions.” Sponsors have created the bill, they say, as a means of protecting churches and businesses against gay encroachment, like asking bakers to design cakes for gay weddings.

Though the move may seem high-minded and egalitarian, the introduction of the bill comes as a reaction to Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court case which brought marriage equality to the nation.
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