Missouri's Mixed Messages
Missouri voters chose to ban gay marriage; but they also gave Democrats a strong candidate for governor.
"Show-Me State" voters showed up in record numbers for Missouri’s primary election Tuesday, and they made history. With polls indicating a close election there in November, the day’s results brought a mix of good and bad news for both Republicans and Democrats.
Missouri became the first state to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage since the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled to allow the practice. The state also became the first in 10 years to oust a sitting governor in his party’s primary.