Urge Governor Nixon to Seek Stay of Decision Redefining Marriage

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Governor Nixon (Missouri Governor)

A State Circuit Judge in Missouri ruled on November 5th that Missouri's amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman was unconstitutional. The measure was passed by 71% of voters in 2004. While the State is appealing the decision, the Attorney General has signaled he will not ask for a stay of the ruling in the meantime. Urge Governor Nixon to apply for this stay so that the legal process can be pursued in an orderly and dignified manner.

The Petition

Dear Governor Nixon

I kindly urge you to request a stay of the decision by Judge Burlison so that the will of the people of Missouri can be defended in the courts in an orderly and dignified manner, without the spectacle of same-sex 'marriages' taking place and the media circus they will create, all because of a single judge's false reading of the constitution. The voters of Missouri decided in 2004 by an overwhelming margin to adopt an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. They deserve to have their values defended vigorously in court, and not to be subjected to an unwelcome imposition of a radical agenda. 

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