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Megachurch Celebrates After Man Declares He's Not Gay Anymore: VIDEO

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At the Church of God in Christ’s 107th Holy Convocation in St. Louis, Missouri over the weekend, a 21-year-old man declared himself "delivered" from homosexuality, and a clip of his declaration and the church's subsequent celebration have gone viral with the help of a Vine clip.

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Said the man:

"I'm not gay no more. I am delivered! I don't like mens no more. I said I like women. Women women women women! I said women! I'm not gay! I would not date a man! I would not carry a purse! I would not put on make-up! I will, I will love a women."

As the church celebrated, the pastor rewarded the man with $100:

"We love you son. You can live for God. Your past is just that, behind you. Better is in front of you. He's a brand new creature...God said he's going to bless you because of your commitment. Just to prove it, he just told me to give you $100."

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Same-sex Couples Begin Marrying in Jackson County, Missouri: VIDEO

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Following Judge Ortrie D. Smith's ruling earlier today striking down Missori's gay marriage ban, Jackson County officials began welcoming eager same-sex couples to courthouses in Kansas City and Independence.

Check out photos and videos of couples tying the knot, AFTER THE JUMP...

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, a supporter of marriage equality, has said he will appeal the ruling to the 8th Circuit.

[photo via Twitter]

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Missouri Attorney General Will Appeal Ruling Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban to 8th Circuit

KosterMissouri Attorney General Chris Koster released this statement following today's fuling from a federal judge striking down the state's gay marriage ban:

"The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri today ruled that Missouri's ban against same-sex marriage violates the equal protection and due process guarantees of the United States Constitution. We will appeal the ruling to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals."

Earlier this week, Koster appealed a separate ruling striking down the state's ban which applied only to St. Louis.


Federal Judge Strikes Down Missouri's Gay Marriage Ban

Following a ruling late Wednesday which applied only to St. Louis, a federal judge has struck down Missouri's gay marriage ban, the ACLU reports:

SmithU.S. District Court Judge Ortrie D. Smith ruled today that same-sex couples can obtain marriage licenses. This judgment strikes down Missouri’s 2004 constitutional amendment that excluded gay men and lesbians from marriage allowing Missouri to join the 32 states and the District of Columbia that issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The ruling came in Lawson v. Jackson County, a lawsuit filed June 24 by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri (ACLU of Missouri) on behalf of two couples (Angela Curtis & Shannon McGinty and Kyle Lawson & Evan Dahlgren), who were denied marriage licenses earlier this year.

Said Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of the ACLU of Missouri:

“Today’s ruling affirms what the ACLU has always proclaimed—same-sex couples and their families should be treated just like any other loving family. Missouri will no longer categorically exclude gay men and lesbians from the institution of marriage—marriage is marriage, regardless of your sexual orientation.” 

Read the ruling HERE.


Missouri Counties Holding Off on Gay Marriages Despite Yesterday's Pro-Equality Ruling

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St. Louis remains the only city in Missouri to have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples following yesterday's ruling overturning the state's ban on gay marriage, the AP reports:

The president of the Recorders' Association of Missouri said the group was advising county officials Wednesday that the ruling by St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison applies only to that city and not the rest of the state.

Association president Jan Jones said she was following that advice in Johnson County and not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Officials in Boone, Cole, Greene, Miller, Osage and Jasper counties also said they weren't issuing the licenses.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, a marriage equality supporter, appealed the case to the state Supreme Court but did not request a stay on the ruling. 


Gay Couples Begin to Marry In St. Louis, Missouri As AG Appeals Pro-Equality Ruling: PHOTOS

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Following St. Louis, Missouri Circuit Judge Rex Burlison's ruling today that officials in that city can issue marriage licenses to gay couples, same-sex couples turned up at city hall to say "I do." 

Meanwhile, BuzzFeed reports that Missouri's Attorney General Chris Koster will appeal Burlison's ruling but will not request a stay:

We have appealed the ruling to the Missouri Supreme Court. The constitutional challenge to Missouri's historically recognized right to define marriage must be presented to and resolved by the state's highest court. Following decisions in Idaho and Alaska, the United States Supreme Court has refused to grant stays on identical facts. We will not seek aa stay of this court's order when the United States Supreme Court has ruled none should be granted."

Check out some incredible images of marriage equality arriving in St. Louis, courtesy of CBS reporter Michael Calhoun's incredible Twitter feed, AFTER THE JUMP...

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