The next Marriage Equality Bus is leaving on Friday August 13th and heading to Iowa. The Bus will depart from a safe location somewhere in St. Louis City or County. The total trip is 4.5 hours with a lovely breakfast stop in Hannibal, Missouri.
Our goal is simple: to get as many Missouri same-sex couples legally married.
On April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme court unanimously upheld the ruling holding that there was no governmental interest in denying citizens marriage licenses based on their sexual orientation. Immediately following, Ed Reggi and Scott Emanuel chartered a bus taking seventeen same sex couples from St. Louis, Missouri to Iowa City, Iowa to be legally married. Over the past year, Reggi and Emanuel's Marriage Equality Bus has managed to help 58 Missouri same-sex couples legally wed. Their hope is to reach 100 by the end of 2011.
If you are interested in the Marriage Equality Bus please contact us at ShowMeNoHate [at] gmail [dot] com.