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More Gays are Getting Gay Married in Gay Iowa


Iowans have already had two months to bask in their place in history, as citizens of America’s third state to grant marriage equality to The Gays. And yet, not every gay couple has taken advantage of the ability to file joint (state!) tax returns. Which means marriage applications are up. Who’s responsible for these shenanigans? Lesbians! Seventy percent of the applications are coming from the ladies, generating all sorts of U-Haul jokes among county recorders.

On:           Jul 3, 2009
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    • OhYeah

      Gotta love Iowa!

      Jul 3, 2009 at 10:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Loren Olson

      I love living in Iowa-of-all-places, as my friends call it. There’ll be another wedding in Sept

      Jul 4, 2009 at 9:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004

      The funny thing is that I always saw Iowa as just another backwoods red state. Then I met a really cool (straight) guy from there and his mother when they the worked to get the congressman from my district elected. She told me how progressive Iowa was becoming. Seeing our equality seems to spread out among neighboring states like in New England, it seems that perhaps Iowa will affect the rest of those red states.

      I honestly think it just getting harder and harder for the people that preach and teach hate to operate in this day and age. The more kids are educated the more they are likely to think for themselves instead of letting the church and their families think for them, and when people start thinking for themselves they seem to realize that hating anyone for any reason that is out of their control is absolutely fucking stupid.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 9:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dean Jones

      As a native of Massachusetts who currently lives in Iowa, I am not fond of Iowa (geographically, or cosmopolitanly), but I am very fond of Iowans. I would never have thought it such a great place if I hadn’t started working there as a contractor, and I loved the people. It is a hidden gem of people who are neither blue or red, but purple because of their progressive ideas & their fiscal conservativeness.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 1:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M Shane

      Yes, I think that they are pretty right wing as far as schools etc. go, but have lots of corn. It seems to miss a lot of people that marriage is a right wing social idea-controling sex. One of Andrew Sullivans inventions. And an attempt to eliminate gay liberation as a form of insubordination to the status quo-(ie.sex without permission.) It’s always been that way in Minnesota as well. Getting people to behave.

      The mentality in these places has left them never having experienced other forms of gay life; only couples hiding out inconspicuously.

      Jul 4, 2009 at 5:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gabriel

      @M Shane: “Yes, I think that they are pretty right wing as far as schools etc. go, but have lots of corn.”

      As someone who actually lived in Iowa for 11 years the assertion that “they are pretty right wing” is ridiculous. Iowa has a long history of progressive politics. Just because you’re ignorant of it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

      “The mentality in these places has left them never having experienced other forms of gay life; only couples hiding out inconspicuously”

      Condescend much? I wasn’t hiding out, neither were any of my other gay and lesbian friends. You seem to forget that there are actually cities in Iowa and gay bars, gay organizations, etc. Even in small towns people are out. Get over yourself.

      Jul 5, 2009 at 7:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bobby

      At least two weddings in Sept. that i know of! :)

      Jul 5, 2009 at 11:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe Mustich, Justice of the Peace

      Kudos to Iowa and New England for supporting (civil) marriage.

      And NY and CA?

      Joe Mustich, Justice of the Peace,
      Washington, Connecticut

      Jul 6, 2009 at 1:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shelby84

      uh, yeah IOWA! who would’ve thought in the midwest!

      Jul 6, 2009 at 2:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanaroo

      Hi galefan2004! Isn’t it great?! Thank goodness Iowa is an oasis in a desert of Red states! And I love corn on the cob too! What’s not to love about it?! Congrats to the married and soon-to-be!

      Jul 6, 2009 at 8:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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