Bruce Yampolsky

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Sharon Carpenter's Strange Fight for the Recorder of Deeds Office

    Dressed in tuxedos and glittering bow ties, Bruce Yampolsky and Terry Garrett ascended St. Louis City Hall's marble staircase to the second floor prepared to do something illegal — a secret operation months in the making. Garrett, a 51-year-old archivist for the city's Recorder of Deeds offic ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Meet the First Four Gay Couples to Marry in St. Louis (PHOTOS)

    They're here. They're queer. And now they're married. Gay marriage arrived suddenly in Missouri on Wednesday night when four gay couples wed in Mayor Francis Slay's office in a top-secret ceremony. Each bride and groom knew they'd be jumping head first into a contentious and litigious public deba ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    Four Gay Couples Just Got Married in St. Louis to Challenge Missouri's Ban

    If any city in Missouri is going to directly challenge the state's ten-year-old constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, it's St. Louis. That was the message from St. Louis mayor Francis Slay Wednesday night when four gay couples married in his office, invoking what's sure to be a lengthy legal bat ... More >>