Good For You, Iowa!

Posted by: Andee / Category: ,


Good for you, Iowa!

Gay marriage advocates began celebrating early Friday after the Iowa Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling finding that the state's same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples.

In its decision, the court upholds a 2007 Polk County District Court judge's ruling that the law violates the Iowa Constitution. It strikes the language from Iowa code limiting marriage to between a man a woman.

"The court reaffirmed that a statute inconsistent with the Iowa constitution must be declared void even though it may be supported by strong and deep-seated traditional beliefs and popular opinion," said a summary of the ruling issued by the court.


For the rest of the CBS News article, please click here...

Here's hoping the rest of the world realizes equality is a good thing...

Andee


2 comments:

  1. [kɹeɪ̯ɡ̊] Says:

    I was so fucking happy to wake up to this news.

  1. Andee Says:

    Me too!

    What a really cool surprise, huh? And Iowa of all places? Kind of random... hahaha...

    I really believe that the church's involvement in Prop H8 did more harm than good for them. It should be more that interesting to see what they say about it during conference. I wonder if they will even bring it up! They will probably just make veiled references to being persecuted for their beliefs.

    *puke*

    Andee