ACLU to File Suit Challenging Missouri’s Ban on Gay Marriage

The ACLU will file suit this week to overturn Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage, the News-Leader reports:

MissouriStephanie Perkins, deputy director for PROMO, a Missouri gay and lesbian advocacy group, said the litigation seeks to overturn Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage.

Couples from Kansas City, St. Louis, mid-Missouri and Springfield are included in the suit, which will be filed in state court in Kansas City.

Charles Abernathy, spokesman for the GLO Center in Springfield, said a news conference involving the ACLU litigation has been scheduled at the GLO Center for Wednesday.

Missouri's ban was passed in 2004.