Friday, April 3, 2009

Iowa Supreme Court Declares Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

BIG NEWS today in America's heartland. Rather than recap this whole story let me direct you to one of my favorite gay news blogs: click here

This marks the 4th state in the US where gay marriage is now legal. According to reports I've read, gay couples will be able to legally MARRY in Iowa within 21 days. Out of state couples will be allowed to marry in Iowa, though most states will not recognize it, some do and others will certainly follow. Its also significant that Iowa is not seen as a "liberal" state, or a state on one of the coasts. This is America's heartland were talking about. Apparently the first time this could be challenged is in 2012, and at this moment it seems legislators are opposed to raising a challenge to this ruling. The ruling overturns a 1998 ruling in Iowa which defined marriage as only between a man and a woman.

Iowa gays, GET IT!!


Evan said...

4th state? I thought Vermont hasn't gone through yet.

Scott said...

It's the 4th state to legalize same-sex marriage, but of course it got yanked away in CA, so there are currently only three states in which it's legal.

You're correct, Evan, that VT's legislation hasn't gone through yet. As I understand it, the Senate has to approve some minor revisions made in the House, then it goes to the Governor (who has stated that he will veto it), and then it goes back to both the House and the Senate for another vote on whether to override the Governor's veto. (It's assumed that the Senate will almost certainly vote to override, while the House isn't quite so certain).

miss sarah darling said...

i liked that you put a picture of 2 brides :)

Znae said...

I noticed this headline and figured I'd hop over here and see if you had said anything. While this is excellent news I still have a hard time wrapping my head around how gay marriage isn't allowed all over the country. I'd really love to see the rest of the country get a clue and realize that faggotry doesn't hurt anybody.

Znae said...

Also homo sex is great.

Hell Yes. (they're SFW I swear.)


Zane! That is SOOOO funny that you found those pictures. I LOVE those with all my heart.. I especially love the guy who is holding up the cardboard "revisions".. that smile on his face is so funny!! I hope the rest of America gets a clue soon too!

Sarah-- you know me -- always thinking from the woman's perspective, at least as often as I can! And PROUD OF IT!

Evan-- lets hope its the 4th (or 3rd) of many many many states to come.
Scott-- thanks for the info!

Ophidimancer said...

Wow, you should read the ruling. Fantastic that it was unanimous, though.