Mo. lawmaker wants to impeach Gov. Nixon
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Mo. lawmaker wants to impeach Gov. Nixon

Date: November 18, 2013
By: Matt Evans
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
After Governor Nixon's decision to allow legally married same-sex couples file join tax returns last week, a state lawmaker says he's had enough and will go through with his plans to impeach the governor.
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Wrap: Nick Marshall a Republican representative from Platte County announced the plan on his facebook page. He wrote that Nixon "disregarded the laws and constitution of the state of Missouri."

Marshall says the governor's executive order to allow same-sex married couples to file joint returns violates a constitutional amendment Missouri voters passed in 2004 that said the state only recognizes marriages between a man and woman.

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Description: "And here's what the issue is. It's really not about gay rights and it's not about gay marriage. The issue is about the rule of law and the will of the people."

Marshall says he plans to file articles of impeachment against the governor next month.

Calls to the governor's office went unreturned.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: 
Impeach Nixon - that's the plan from one Missouri lawmaker following the governor's announcement to let married same-sex couples file join tax returns.
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Wrap: Republican Representative Nick Marshall says Governor Nixon disregarded the laws and Constitution of the state of Missouri last week with his executive order to let same-sex couples file joint tax returns.

He cites a 2004 constitutional amendment that voters passed that said the state would only recognize marriages between a man and woman.

He says the governor's executive order violates that amendment that voters passed.

Actuality:  MARSH3.WAV
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Description: "They voiced their will. And when the people of the state voice their will and the governor ignores it, that's even more offensive to me."

Marshall says he will file the articles of impeachment next month. Calls to the governor's office went unreturned.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: 
After the Governor Nixon's controversial plan to allow legally married same-sex couples file joint tax returns, one state lawmaker is now calling for his impeachment.
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Wrap: Representative Nick Marshall says the governor disregarded the laws and the Constitution of the state when he issued the executive order allowing same-sex couples to file joint tax returns.

The Republican from Platte County says the governor doesn't have that authority.

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Description: "No one person should be able to make the law. The fact of the matter is the people of the state of Missouri voted back in 2004 to pass the husband and wife, man and woman, marriage amendment."

That amendment says the state will only recognize marriages between a man and woman.

Marshall says he will file the articles of impeachment next month.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: 
One state lawmaker says he's fed up with Governor Nixon "ignoring state law" and it's time to impeach him.
RunTime:  0:48
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Representative Nick Marshall says the governor disregarded the laws and constitution of the state of Missouri when he issued an executive order last week allowing same-sex couples to file joint tax returns.

The Republican from Platte County says that executive order violates a 2004 constitutional amendment that said the state would only recognize marriages between a man and woman.

Actuality:  MARSH4.WAV
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Description: "You can't pick and choose what parts of the constitution you're going to enforce. The governor has sworn an oath. Part of his duties are to faithfully execute the law and that includes the Constitution of Missouri. And he hasn't done that. In fact, he's violated that."

Marshall says he plans to file the articles of impeachment next month.

Calls to the Governor's office went unreturned.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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