Monday, April 6, 2009

Thank you Iowa

On Friday, April 3rd the Iowa State Supreme Court unanimously overturned the state's law banning same sex marriage on the grounds that it violated the equal protection clause of the state's constitution. This is a new legal argument, which until now had been based on the fact that same sex couples were being denied due process. Regardless, of the reasoning, I was pleased to see a state that in 2004 had voted for George Bush now stepping forward and joining MA and CT in the 21st century.

The Daily Beast has a nice spread briefly explaining what happened in Iowa, the implications and next steps... Link here to read more.

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