Judge Rules Nup Ban Unconstitutional

Iowa Getting Gay Marriage?

It’s a happy day for Iowa’s homos:

A Polk County judge on Thursday struck down Iowa’s law banning gay marriage.

The ruling by Judge Robert Hanson concluded that the state’s prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and he ordered Polk County Recorder Tim Brien to issue marriage licenses to several gay couples.

“It’s a moral victory for equal rights,” 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 “full equality for all Iowans including gay and lesbian Iowans and their families.”

Polk County’s reportedly planning on appealing the decision. Party poopers.

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  • Allen

    SHUT UP!! I’m from South Dakota and I NEVER thought Iowa would be THIS progressive!

    This is awesome!

  • ProfessorVP

    John Edwards: “I’m not there yet.”
    Hillary Clinton: “Let’s talk about civil unions.”
    Barack Hussein Obama: “Praise the Lord.”

    Now that Iowa, of all places, is on board, maybe our courageous Democrats (“I’m shakin’!”) will get the memo.

  • leomoore

    We should enjoy this while we can. My father’s late unlamented second wife was from Iowa. I’m convinced she and her family were German Nazis hiding out since the war. They hated everybody who wasn’t like them. From what I saw of Iowans at their wedding, Iowa will get a constitutional amendment so fast it will make heads spin. Speaking of heads spinning, I bet some of those folks’s heads can do a 360 degree rotation and spew green vomit. The best thing I can say about Iowans is her mother baked a damn good rhubarb pie.

  • audiored

    leomoore, Well hating everyone is very important to Iowans. It is key to our culture. mmm rhubarb pie sounds good.

    I think it will be nearly impossible for a constitutional amendment to get passed. I just don’t think most Iowans will care enough.

    Also, our legislature is controlled by the Dems, and at the very least they will drag their feet on putting one together.

    Our governor is a Dem and even tho he is a total fucktard, I don’t think he will go beyond spouting rhetoric. During the election last year he was at every gay event he could get to that would have him.

    Iowa Dems know the gays played a big role in putting them in power in 2006 and even if they won’t openly admit it they know not to piss them off.

  • WWH

    I-O-W-A, Iowa all the way!

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