Iowa court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional
By AMY LORENTZEN, Associated Press Writer
DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state's gay marriage ban on Friday, making Iowa the third state where same-sex couples can tie the knot.
In its decision, the court upheld a 2007 district court judge's ruling that the law violates the state constitution. It strikes the language from Iowa code limiting marriage to only between a man a woman.
"The court reaffirmed that a statute inconsistent with the Iowa constitution must be declared void even though it may be supported by strong and deep-seated traditional beliefs and popular opinion," said a summary of the ruling issued by the court.
Iowa. . . isn't that the state that gave Obama the nod in its caucuses and pretty much set him up on the road to the White House?
There seems to be a streak of sanity and good sense in those people from the heartland. Yea, I know it's a republican state that generally votes "guns n god," but ya gotta give credit where credit is due. They're the third state in the union to OK gay marriage and the first state to give Obama a primary victory. Wassup out there in Iowa besides corn and hogs? Makes me wanna head west and have a tenderloin sandwich or a maid rite. I'll bet none of you hill folks know what a maid rite is.
But speaking of hill folk, what do we have to indicate any sort of progressive bend here in WV? Well, we don't have a death sentence and I don't hear a lot of rumblings to get one. . . if you can think of anything else, please let me know.