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April 3rd, 2009
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Iowa Supreme Court Rules Unanimously that Same-sex Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional!

(tip o' the hat to shsilver for the news)

That is grand. I feel like skipping around the office to let everyone know. :)

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From:maiac
Date:April 3rd, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
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WOOT!

But that makes me more embarrassed than ever for the state of my birth (Ohio) and my home state (Michigan), both of which changed their constitutions to ban same-sex marriages.
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From:netmouse
Date:April 3rd, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
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Well, and it should. so, um... good?

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From:curvygoodness
Date:April 3rd, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
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I made my post before I saw yours. :-) I may not live there anymore, but Iowa was my home for the first 22 years of my life. Go Iowa!
From:markiv1111
Date:April 3rd, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
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Excellent news!

N.
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From:madkingludwig
Date:April 3rd, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
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So that there is a buzz in the air when the Right places the ballot initiative for the 2010 cycle to amend the Iowa Constitution so that a gay marriage ban is not "unconstitutional" but, in fact, constitutionally required. The ballot initiative brings out the culture warriors...
We shall see. I support equal rights for all; I doubt the good sense and ethical backbone of the American people to see that equal rights are provided and then protected.
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From:netmouse
Date:April 3rd, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
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Even the conservatives admit an effort at a ballot initiative in Iowa "would face additional hurdles, such as approval by the state legislature in two consecutive legislative sessions, with a subsequent ballot initiative which receives a popular vote."

That's no gaurantee, but they shouldn't be able to ram it through quite the way it happened in California and Michigan.
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From:dd_b
Date:April 3rd, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
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It's pretty amazing to see a Supreme Court agree on something unanimously. I hope this doesn't get amended away (though it could still be found in violation of the US constitution then).
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From:sarahmichigan
Date:April 3rd, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
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Hey, sorry to post Off-topic, but I wanted to alert you to these cool body worries cartoons for teens. Thought it'd be good for Talk Hard.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/switch/slink/sexlovelife/amiafreak/
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From:_earthshine_
Date:April 3rd, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
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So now the Dar Williams songs seems even a little more poignant.

w00t!
From:tlatoani
Date:April 3rd, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Not only that, it's a strongly written opinion that directly takes on a lot of the usual counter-arguments to allowing same-sex marriage:

http://lawdork.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/our-liberties-we-prize-and-our-rights-we-will-maintain/

Brilliant. A job well done.
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