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(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster appealed a state judge’s ruling on Wednesday that the Missouri ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

Koster released a statement saying that he had appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court. “The constitutional challenge to Missouri’s historically recognized right to define marriage must be presented to and resolved by the state’s highest court,” he said.

Koster did note that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to grant stays in cases in Idaho and Alaska involving “identical facts.” As such, Koster said that he would not seek a stay of the state court’s order.

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