A state constitutional amendment filed yesterday in the Missouri House would prohibit that state’s judges from enforcing the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 same-sex marriage decision.
HJR 110 amends the state’s existing constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
To be valid and recognized in this state, a marriage shall exist only between a man and a woman.
To explicitly reject the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell and prohibits state court decisions that uphold that case (additions in bold)
That to be valid and recognized in this state, a marriage shall exist only between a man and a woman, regardless of any court decision to the contrary. Any court decision, including Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S.Ct. 2584 (2015), purporting to strike down marriage, as provided in this section, is unauthoritative, void, and of no effect.
HCR 119 filed along with HJR 110 lists Obergefell and other cases recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court as “judicial activism” and asks the U.S. House to investigate possible impeachment of the justices in those cases.
Both bills were filed in the House yesterday but not yet assigned to a committee.