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Iowa Same Sex Marriage

'Ridiculous' Amendment Looks To Cut Pay Of State Justices

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Conservative lawmakers in Iowa say they're seeking to "maintain the balance of power" in government with an amendment that would reduce the salaries o...

Celebrating Four Years Of Equality In The Heartland

Donna Red Wing | Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

Four years ago today, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled that excluding gay and lesbian couples from marriage violated the promise of equal protection and was thus unconstitutional, and our state became only the third in the nation to extend the freedom to marry to them.

The Bipartisan/Nonpartisan Push For Marriage Equality

Donna Red Wing | Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

The Republican Party was founded on principles of individual liberty and limited government, and what could be more antithetical to those principles than telling someone that they can't marry the person they love? We know that these conversations are happening around the country.

84 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

There was a feeling of safety in Iowa that does not exist in Minnesota. In Iowa I didn't feel as if part of me was gearing up for an attack on my humanity, always watching for the dangers that accompany that.

Mollie Reilly

Marriage Equality Good For Iowa's Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.07.2011 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- The legalization of marriage equality in Iowa created a miniature economic stimulus, according to a new study. A study by the Califor...

Iowa Baker Refuses Cake To Lesbian Couple

Posted 11.15.2011 | Gay Voices

An Iowa lesbian couple might have hoped to find a wedding cake that was both delicate and sweet, but they say their experience with a Des Moines-based...

Congressman Proudly Describes Taking On 'Screaming, Profane Gays'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is a proud opponent of marriage equality, a trait that he touted openly this weekend at the annual Conservative Political Act...

Iowa Same-Sex Marriage Poll: 92% Say It Hasn't Impacted Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most common arguments against marriage equality is that the legalization of gay marriage threatens the institution of traditional marriage....

Queeries: Going to Get Married in Iowa?

Steven Petrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Steven Petrow

Who pops the question? Among straights, traditionally it's been the guy who asks the girl, but even that's evolved in recent years. For same-sex couples, we're not burdened by any such traditions.

Moral Majority or Immoral Minority?

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

One wonders when Republicans are going to figure out how to appeal to people rather than traditions.

Iowa Gay Marriage: State Becomes 3rd Where Gays Can Legally Wed

AP | AMY LORENTZEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DES MOINES, Iowa — Same-sex couples in Iowa began holding hastily planned weddings Monday as the state became the third to allow gay marriage, a...

Is David Paterson the New Harvey Milk?

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Mike Alvear

David Paterson's role in introducing and leading the fight for the legalization of same sex marriage is nothing short of stunning.

Good Grief! Comic Characters Leave Newspapers for a Day

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Given that most newspapers still don't publish weekday comics in color, my mistake was putting today's cartoon guests in the green room rather than the black-and-white room.

At Least Have the Decency to Lie About Your Sexuality

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Alvear

"Why do you people constantly flaunt your homosexuality?" the grandmotherly old lady said. "What do you mean 'flaunt?!'" I said, exasperated.

New York Gay Marriage: How It'll Strengthen Heterosexual Marriages

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Mike Alvear

As outrageous as it may sound, heterosexual families will become stronger and stronger as more states follow Iowa's gay marriage ruling.

Fighting for Gay Marriage in Iowa

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

There may not be many of you taking time off from work to tune in to oral arguments in the Iowa same-sex marriage case, but I promise they are sure to entertain.