Missouri State Senator Forced to Flee to Iowa to Marry Her Partner

Best Name Ever alert: “Missouri Sen. Jolie Justus said Sunday that she boarded a bus Friday for Iowa, where same-sex marriage is legal, to wed her partner of nearly two years. Justus, a Kansas City Democrat, said she married Shonda Garrison of mid-Missouri in a ceremony in Iowa City. The two were among 17 Missouri couples who took advantage of the recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. Justus, 38, said Friday was one of the best days of her life, but it also was bittersweet because the marriage carries no legal weight in Missouri.” [Kansas City Star]