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Iowa Gets First Gay Marriage

Well that didn’t take long. Less than 24-hours after an Iowan judge called the state’s ban on gay nuptials unconstitutional, a college couple’s taken the marriage plunge.

Tim McQuillan and Sean Fritz married at First Unitarian Church by Reverend Mark Stringer, who expressed his excitement thus, “Awesome. It’s a long time coming… It’s now official”. The boys wanted a Jewish wedding, but the Rabbi had another engagement.

City law requires couples to wait three days between getting marriage license and the ceremony, but the boys found a judge to waive the technicality. They’re now en route to the Polk County Administration Building, where they’ll file the marriage license.

Mitt Romney’s not celebrating. He derided the “activist” judge’s decision to further gay rights. The GOP presidential hopeful said yesterday’s ruling “highlights the need for a Federal Marriage Amendment to protect the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.”

But Mitt, you said you were for state’s rights. Remember?

On:           Aug 31, 2007
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    • blackiemiko

      woo hoo. This is great news.

      Aug 31, 2007 at 1:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Raposo

      Congratulations to Tim and Sean!

      Now get out there and show the anti-equal marriage brigade that the world won’t end and the sky isn’t falling.

      Aug 31, 2007 at 1:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cjc

      And the judge just pissed on everyone else who tried to get married. He stayed his decision until the case is taken up by the Iowa Supreme Court.

      See: http://365gay.com/Newscon07/08/083107imar.htm

      Aug 31, 2007 at 2:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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