The state Supreme Court has told a St. Louis court it does have the authority to consider the case of a man seeking a divorce in a same-sex marriage, but that’s all it has said.
A St. Louis court had been asked by a man who entered into a same-sex marriage in Iowa to grant a divorce in that marriage. The Court refused to consider the case saying that it doesn’t have the jurisdiction to issue a decision in it.
The state Supreme Court says the St. Louis court it does have jurisdiction in the case, but the high court does not say whether or how the lower court can act. The question of whether the lower court can grant a divorce in a same-sex marriage remains unanswered.
Earlier story: Missouri Supreme Court asked to allow same-sex divorce