It’s a happy day for Iowa’s homos:
A Polk County judge on Thursday struck down Iowaâ€™s law banning gay marriage.
The ruling by Judge Robert Hanson concluded that the stateâ€™s prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and he ordered Polk County Recorder Tim Brien to issue marriage licenses to several gay couples.
â€œItâ€™s a moral victory for equal rights,â€ said Des Moines lawyer Dennis Johnson, who represented six gay couples who filed suit after they were denied marriage licenses.
Camilla Taylor, an attorney with Lambda Legal, a New York-based gay rights organization, said the ruling requires â€œfull equality for all Iowans including gay and lesbian Iowans and their families.â€
Polk County’s reportedly planning on appealing the decision. Party poopers.