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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:19 AM
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Law banning gay marriage struck down (Iowa)
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 10:19 AM by Myrina
Source: WISH-TV Indianapolis

Iowa court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional
Updated: Friday, 03 Apr 2009, 11:17 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 03 Apr 2009, 6:04 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling Friday finding that the state's same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples, making Iowa the third state where gay marriage is legal.

In its decision, the court upheld a 2007 district court judge's ruling that the law violates the state constitution. It strikes the language from Iowa code limiting marriage to only between a man a woman.

"The court reaffirmed that a statute inconsistent with the Iowa constitution must be declared void even though it may be supported by strong and deep-seated traditional beliefs and popular opinion," said a summary of the ruling issued by the court.



Read more: http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/national/nat_ap_iowa_law...



Didn't see this posted anywhere, apologize if already covered, but I thought we could use a bit of good news amidst all the Wilson-Carter-Taitz-Baucus-Teabagger furor.

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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:20 AM
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1. (it's from April) n/t
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:21 AM
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3. yikes, i don't remember it from then even.
i am getting old.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:22 AM
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5. Yes, the date quite defies Latest Breaking News.
Iowa court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional
Updated: Friday, 03 Apr 2009, 11:17 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 03 Apr 2009, 6:04 AM EDT
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:24 AM
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6. But it still made me happy all over again somehow! n/t
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:21 AM
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2. ....
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 10:24 AM by jonnyblitz
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:22 AM
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4. This was thoroughly covered back in April.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 10:23 AM by Sal Minella
Rep. Steve King (R-IA-05) has now recovered sufficiently to sit up and take a little tea and broth.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:25 AM
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7. The OP just got back from a long vacation and is catching-up on email? n/t
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:34 AM
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8. now this is a Blast from the past!
:woohoo:
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