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Mo. House Panel to Consider Impeaching Gov. Over Gay Marriage Support

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon   (Source:AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

A Republican-led Missouri House committee plans to hold a hearing on measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

The Wednesday hearing on three separate impeachment resolutions includes one citing Nixon’s decision to allow same-sex couples who married legally in other states to file joint tax returns in Missouri. Another measure criticizes the governor for the amount of time he took to call a special election to fill legislative vacancies.

The final measure to be considered by the Judiciary Committee would impeach Nixon for his refusal to fire state officials involved with the Revenue Department’s decision last year to scan driver’s license applicants’ personal documents into a computer system.

Nixon has called the hearings "some sort of show."

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  • Wayne M., 2014-04-23 20:15:38

    What I am reading into this is that right wing Republicans are desperate to find any measure possible to prevent same-sex couples and LGBT people from achieving equal human and civil rights.

  • Baxcel, 2014-04-24 19:16:57

    Your exactly right Wayne.. theres nothing in this article that merits impeachment... join taxes are backed by the fed gov... more likely they wanted repb in those open seats.. an most docs are post to be recorded at gov buildings.. these repubs are completely out of touch with real life

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