St. Louis Recorder of Deeds Sharon Quigley Carpenter, left, and Mayor Francis Slay wait for the information on the marriage licenses to be entered into the computer in the Recorder of Deeds office Wednesday after four same sex couples were married at St. Louis City Hall. The couples were married in separate ceremonies as St. Louis officials launched a challenge to the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage by issuing them marriage licenses. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)
St. Louis mayor uses strategy to attack same-sex marriage ban
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s deliberate and direct attack on Missouri’s same-sex marriage ban included legal research followed by swift action to marry four couples “fully aware” of the scrutiny and publicity they would face. (Updated 6/26 at 3:15 p.m.)
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