There is disagreement over when Missouri counties should begin issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. The Missouri Recorder of Deeds Association has released a statement saying counties have 25 days after Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling to start issuing marriage licenses for same sex couples, although recorders may begin at any time. Katie Stuckenschneider with LGBT advocacy group PROMO disagrees. She says all counties in Missouri should already be implementing the change.
“They can keep dragging their feet but this is something that they’re going to have to be doing,” said Stuckenschneider. “Especially when counties are saying they can’t do it, and the county over started issuing them immediately on Friday.”
Stuckenschneider said out of the 114 counties in Missouri, 30 are not issuing the licenses. She said PROMO will continue to pressure counties who still need to begin the licensing process.