On Sept. 29, the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri (ACLU of Missouri) received a copy of the FBI audit regarding the embezzlement of county funds by Edward Mueth. This report was released as a result of Judge David Lee Vincent II’s judgment in the ACLU’s Sunshine Law suit filed July 16. The FBI audit can be found on the ACLU’s website in two parts: file one and file two.
Today was a monumental day for the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri. Seven of their 10 courageous plaintiff couples were present at the Jackson County Courthouse when legal director Tony Rothert presented oral arguments in Barrier v. Vasterling, a suit fighting for the recognition of same-sex marriages performed outside of the state of Missouri.
"It was an honor to give our plaintiffs their day in court," said Rothert. "We were able to highlight the many ways that discrimination against loving, committed couples ends up harming families."