Woot!|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. :)
|Date:||April 3rd, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)|| |
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.
Well, and it should. so, um... good?
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!
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.
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.
|Date:||April 3rd, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)|| |
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).
So now the Dar Williams songs seems even a little more poignant.