missouri

Missouri Republicans Eager To Enshrine Discrimination Against Gay People Into Law

The measure would prohibit the government from punishing businesses that refuse to sell goods or services to couples having same-sex weddings for “religious reasons.”

Robyn Pennacchia |

Black Missouri Football Players On Strike Until School President Resigns

More than 30 football players at the University of Missouri have made the decision to boycott team activities (ie. participating in any of their football games) in protest of the…

Katrin Higher |

Man Brings Boa Constrictor Into Restaurant, Claims It Is His ‘Service Animal’

Some diners freaked when a Missouri man walked into a restaurant with a boa constrictor snake around his neck.

Per the ADA, the only service animals allowed are…

Katrin Higher |

Missouri Women Will Need ‘Permission Slips’ From Fathers To Get Abortions, If This Law Passes

Watch out, Florida and Mississippi — Missouri is coming for you. Between this and Ferguson, the state may be a top contender for Absolute Worst State in the Country. Which…

Robyn Pennacchia |

Missouri Governor Vetoes 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortion

Democratic Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri vetoed legislation requiring a woman to wait 72 hours before terminating a pregnancy. Such bills are meant to curb access to abortion, because…

Jessica Wakeman |

Missouri Legislature Advances 3-Day Waiting Period For Abortion

A Missouri bill mandating a three-day waiting period for an abortion is now sitting on the governor’s desk. The state’s Republican-controlled legislature advanced the bill, which would require a…

Jessica Wakeman |

Up Top! Missouri Politician Introduces Bill To Make High-Five Official State Greeting

“The high-five is friendly, fun, and can lift spirits,” said Courtney Allen Curtis, a Missouri State Representative, and that’s why he has put forth a bill to make the high-five…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Why Didn’t Mizzou Report Sasha Menu Courey’s Sexual Assault?

When Sasha Menu Courey woke up one morning in February 2010, she had no idea that her life was about to change radically in a few short hours. Courey, a…

Claire Hannum |

Daisy Coleman’s Accused Rapist Matthew Barnett Faces Child Endangerment Charge, No Sexual Assault Charge

UPDATE, 3:30: Matthew Barnett plead guilty to the child endangerment charge this afternoon as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to two years of probation and a four-month suspended…

Jessica Wakeman |

Daisy Coleman, Maryville Rape Survivor, And Mother Melinda Coleman Speak To CNN

So much respect is going out right now from me to Daisy Coleman, the 14-year-old girl in Maryville, Missouri teen who has come forward about her mistreatment by the justice…

Jessica Wakeman |

School Allegedly Suggested A Breast Reduction Would Stop 6th Grader’s Sexual Harassment

Middle school is rough on all of us. It’s especially rough when the administration at your middle school blames you for the sexual harassment you’re getting because of the size…

Jessica Wakeman |

RIP Society: Cops Thwart “Twilight” Movie Theater Massacre In Missouri

Police in Missouri have disbanded an alleged plot by a 20-year-old man named Blaec Lammers to shoot up a screening of “Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part Two” in the same way…

Jessica Wakeman |

Missouri To Allow Employers To Refuse To Cover Birth Control, Abortion

Bad news out of Missouri this week: employers and insurers who personally oppose birth control, abortion and sterilization will be able to refuse to cover those forms of health care…

Jessica Wakeman |

Rep. Todd Akin Asks For “Forgiveness,” Finally Admits Pregnancy Can Result From Rape

Well, I guess I can finally put away my hand mirror. My wrist was starting cramp up and I think I threw out my back. See, I’ve spent the last…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Representative Todd Akin Says “Legitimate Rape Victims” Don’t Get Pregnant

Exhale. Just give me a moment, would you? I’m trying to relax, get centered, you know? I’ve got a hand mirror and I’m ready to spend some quality time with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Tornadoes Devastate Midwest

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those in the Midwest, particularly Missouri, who’ve been affected by the tornadoes that ravaged the area this weekend. A massive tornado tore through…

The Frisky |

Today’s Lady News: Missouri Women Seeking Abortion Must Legally Be Told Life Begins At Conception

A Missouri law will go into effect August 28 that requires doctors to give women seeking an abortion a pamphlet that reads, “The life of each human being begins…

Jessica Wakeman |

The Daily Squeeze: Sex Offenders, The Tuatara, And Wednesdays

The MySpace profiles of 370 Missouri sex offenders have been removed in recent months. The internet is getting safer by the minute. [KansasCity.com]
The tuatara, a spiny reptile that’s about…

Catherine Strawn |