WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri's high court ducks controversy, denies same-sex partner protection

Thursday, October 31, 2013 | 5:18 p.m. CDT; updated 7:36 p.m. CDT, Thursday, October 31, 2013

By taking a narrow view of the law, the Missouri Supreme Court may have made the correct legal decision — and dodged political controversy — in denying survivor benefits to Kelly Glossip, the same-sex partner of a fallen Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.