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Making History: Celebrating 5 Years of Marriage Equality in Iowa

Donna Red Wing | Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

As we look back, we'll be able to say that we had a part to play in this history. We'll be able to say that it started here, in the Heartland -- it started here in Iowa.

All-Male Iowa Supreme Court: Firing Of Woman For Being Too Attractive Was Legal

AP | RYAN FOLEY | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her t...

Court To Reconsider Case Of Woman Fired For Being Too Hot

Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

After being fired by her boss in 2010 for being too attractive and thus a threat to his marriage, former dental assistant Melissa Nelson filed a gende...

'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...

Iowa Court Blames Woman for Man's Lustful Desires

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though females stand as the numerical majority in the United States and many countries throughout the world, we must not confuse majority in terms of numbers with dominance in terms of social power.

Newt Gingrich Cements Ties To Religious Leaders

The Center for Public Integrity | Peter H. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Peter H. Stone The Center for Public Integrity The political unit of a religious conservative group called Renewing American Leadership, whose ...

The Rule of Law and Fear-Based Politics

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

In the past, we have relied on politicians to be truthful and honest. That, sadly, is no longer the case.

Wave of Voter Anger Leaves Damage, Opportunities

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

It is often the least of these who have the most at stake in elections. Nov. 2, 2010, was a night of reckoning for advocates of working people, immigr...

Iowa Supreme Court Justices Ousted for Marriage Equality Ruling

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Mirabella

Three of Iowa's Supreme Court Justices were up for a retention vote in Iowa on Tuesday. NOM spent millions trying to oust them after their unanimous Supreme Court ruling granting Same Sex marriage equality.

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Strikes Back At Critics

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
TylerKingkade

AMES, IOWA -- Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus fired back Tuesday against critics seeking to oust her and two other justices who were a ...

Prop. 8 Federal Lawsuit Begins, Cue Right-Wing Media Hysteria

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Few other issues whip the conservative media chattering class into a frenzy like the equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans. This unprecedented federal legal challenge is unlikely to be any different.

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.

Vermont and Iowa Take Different Paths to Gay Marriage

Bruce Ledewitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Ledewitz

For now, gay marriage belongs to ordinary politics and its eventual acceptance will only be enhanced by avoiding courts and allowing the legislative process to work.

Here's a Little Challenge for Iowa's Homophobic Republican Legislators...

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

C'mon, Iowa Republicans, are you ready to prove that you practice what you preach? We won't hold our breath.

What Changed in Five Days: Gay Marriage in Iowa, Vermont and the Rest of the Country

Edward Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Stein

Who would have thought that in the aftermath of Prop. 8 in California, one of the most liberal states in the union, so much would happen so quickly for gay marriage?

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.

Corn, Grant Wood and Gay Marriage: Welcome to Iowa

Ross Hyzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ross Hyzer

Just like graft and lust for power over your fellow man, pair bonding isn't going anywhere, so neither is marriage. The only thing changing is our notion of what is normal, and that is, well, normal.

Falling Short of Full Constitutional Protection for Gays in Iowa

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

In upholding gay marriage, the Iowan Court made a number of choices. Some of these were as progressive as the California Supreme Court's In re Marriage Casesruling and some were not.

Iowa Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

AP | AMY LORENTZEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa's Supreme Court legalized gay marriage Friday in a unanimous and emphatic decision that makes Iowa the third state _ and...

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.

Michael Mette To Be Released From Iowa Prison

AP | Amy Lorentzen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Chicago police officer whose assault conviction prompted an outcry among his family, colleagues and even Mayor Richard Daley cou...