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Domestic Relations : Same-Sex Marriage – Dissolution – Jurisdiction

Where a trial court dismissed a petition to dissolve a same-sex marriage for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction, the court had subject-matter jurisdiction over the case as explained in J.C.W. ex rel. Webb v. Wyciskalla, so the judgment is reversed and remanded with no opinion as to the constitutional or statutory authority of the court over such a dissolution.

Judgment is reversed and remanded.

In re the Marriage of: M.S. v. D.S. (MLW No. 67431/Case No. SC94101 – 3 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Teitelman, J.; all concur) Appealed from circuit court, St. Louis County, Borbonus III, J. (Drey A. Cooley, Daniel R. Sokol, Sheila Greenbaum and Stephen G. Davis, St. Louis, for appellant) (No brief filed by respondent).

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