Missouri Rejoices as Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Is Legal Nationwide

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A couple gets engaged at a previous Pridefest. - RFT STREET TEAM
  • RFT Street Team
  • A couple gets engaged at a previous Pridefest.

In a landmark decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court today, gay marriage has been legalized in all 50 states.

Missouri has had a ban on gay marriage since 2004, although court cases have carved out exceptions in the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County and Jackson County. Now all Missouri counties are expected to begin issuing gay marriage licenses to same-sex couples, effective immediately.

The timing in St. Louis couldn't be better -- Pridefest is this weekend, and the Supreme Court's ruling provides much to celebrate.

Here's what Missouri activists and officials are saying about the decision.

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