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05/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Iowa Upholds Same-Sex Marriage: Where Does Illinois Stand?

The decision should carry a special resonance in Illinois, which, like most other states, has a law on the books defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Iowa is now the first Midwestern state -- and only the fourth nationwide -- to allow gay marriages.

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