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Missouri Marriage Licenses Recognized by Social Security Administration

By: Andrew Shaughnessy Originally posted on PROMOOnline.org Last week, the Social Security Administration (SSA) confirmed that the agency is directing all Missouri offices to recognize valid Missouri marriage licenses from same-sex couples as proof of documentation for name changes. Guidance issued by the SSA clarifies that all same-sex couples, including those who received a valid […]

Sparking Interest from Rural Missouri Hospitals on LGBT Health

By: Andrew Shaughnessy @AndrewShag Upon concluding the review process for our Mid-Missouri and Southeast Missouri Hospitals, health advocates were faced with the challenge of sparking interest among rural hospital officials on a review of their LGBT welcoming policies. Knowing the formula for sparking interest among urban hospitals, we knew that rural outreach would be considerably […]