(AP) – Kansas City leaders are fighting back against a Missouri legislative effort to stop the city from recognizing legal same-sex marriages performed in other states.
A Jackson County judge in October ordered the state to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states, but Republican legislative leaders are seeking to appeal that ruling. Kansas City filed a motion Friday opposing the Legislature’s efforts to intervene, The Kansas City Star reported . The city also is expected to revise its pension plan to include benefits for same-sex couples.
“The city’s position is we’re in support of gay marriage,” City Councilman Ed Ford said. “We believe both the city and state should give full faith and credit to gay marriages that take place outside of the state.