The Republican-controlled Missouri House will begin impeachment proceedings against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday. Why? There are three reasons, according to the state legislature's judiciary committee. First, Nixon allowed legally-married same-sex couples in the state to file joint tax returns in order to keep the state consistent with the IRS's post-Defense of Marriage Act policies. Second, Republicans argue Nixon took too long to call a special election to replace legislative vacancies. Third, Republicans believe that Nixon didn't punish state officials enough over a controversy involving concealed carry permits.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A survey of Republicans and lean-Republican Independents found that 82% think marriage should be between one man and one woman and also found "75 percent disagreed that “politicians should support the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex couples.”" That's what makes this story inevitable:
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