A resolution receiving preliminary approval in the House would allow Missourians to decide whether the State Constitution needs to define marriage. It would ask Missouri voters to define marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman in the state constitution. Sponsor Kevin Engler of Farmington pushes for the consitutional amendment, saying it would keep judges from overruling existing state law and keep the state from being forced to recognize same-sex marriages in other states. The resolution, which passes on a 128 to 20 vote, needs another favorable vote to move to the Senate.
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