St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison ruled that Missourians in same sex relationships have the right to marry.
“The Court finds and declares that any same-sex couple that satisfies all the requirements for marriage under Missouri law, other than being of different sexes, is legally entitled to a marriage license,” Judge Burlison wrote on November 5, 2014.
St. Louis County is ready and complying with that ruling. The St. Louis County Office of the Recorder of Deeds is open for business as usual and has begun issuing licenses to same sex couples.
"St. Louis County Government is here to be of service to all of its residents," said County Executive Charlie A. Dooley. "This is a fundamental legal right and I send nothing but congratulations to any couple that now decides to marry in the County."
In order to apply for a marriage license, a couple must appear in person (at the same time) at the Recorders of Deeds Office, located at 41 S. Central Ave., Clayton, MO, 63105. The marriage license section is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
Any couple applying for a marriage license will need:
For answers to frequently asked questions about getting married in St. Louis County visit: https://revenue.stlouisco.com/Common/Faq.aspx#MarLicenseNeed.