Gay marriage may be banned in Missouri's constitution, but gay divorce isn't. A lesbian couple in Columbia appears to be the first to get a divorce in the state, which officially banned gay marriage in 2004.
Rufus Edward Jones, a 48-year-old inmate in Illinois has filed a massive, 113-page handwritten lawsuit against a whole bunch of local cities, counties, law enforcement agencies and a college, alleging that he was wrongfully arrested last year in a sexual harassment case. He is seeking nearly $2 bil ... More >>
Update: Dawson received word today that he'll be able to bring his boyfriend to prom. The Southern Poverty Law Center is challenging a rural southeast Missouri high school for allegedly telling a student he can't bring a same-sex date to prom. Scott County Senior High School student Stacy Dawson s ... More >>
Or, Why You Shouldn't Be Ashamed to Be a Female Voter in Missouri It's become pretty clear over the past few weeks that Todd Akin hates women. Oh, he hasn't said that in so many words -- which is actually pretty surprising since he doesn't seem to care much about the possibility of offending his fe ... More >>
On Tuesday, Missourians overwhelmingly voted for Amendment 2, more commonly known as the "right to pray" amendment. The amendment ensures that everybody in the state has the right to express their religious beliefs, acknowledge God in public, and pray whether they're in a school, public building or ... More >>
Quiz for conservative extremists: Which do you hate more, foreigners or gun-control? Well here's a court case that might explode your brain. On Tuesday -- with gun sales surging in the wake of the Aurora, Colorado shootings -- Edward F. Plastino filed a lawsuit in the federal courthouse downtown. He ... More >>
Brian Nieves earns another honor.Brian Nieves is no fan of the Riverfront Times. And, today, we're guessing the same can be said about the Southern Poverty Law Center. This week the the civil-rights organization named the Missouri state senator (R - Washington) as one of its "Dirty Dozen" associa ... More >>
Plaintiff Megan Phelps-Roper protesting in St. Louis last summer.It took the Westboro Baptist Church just one day to sue St. Charles after the city last week enacted an ordinance restricting when and where protesters can picket during funerals. Westboro Baptist Church has made a name for itself i ... More >>