03 April 2009 @ 08:13 am
Iowa Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban  
Iowa High Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban - Iowa's Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on gay marriage, saying the provision violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples.

It took a long time to get past this country's sad previous state of having laws that stopped this kind of freedom based only on skin color. It's kinda cool to live in a time when I can watch it happening again, and watch it follow suit and crumble. Why this is even an issue, well, I can't say I don't understand. I do understand and it's pretty pathetic, in my opinion. Simple logic should fix this situation, but emotion and other factors that are not based on facts get in the way.

Slowly but surely...
Current Music: Louis Armstrong - A Kiss To Build A Dream On
blackwingbear on April 3rd, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
It won't last.. Bigots and hate-mongers tend to yell louder and threaten more - and force what they want....
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on April 3rd, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
True, but they'll have to go even higher, now. In the meantime, they show their bigotry even more than before. Eventually, this will have to hit SCOTUS...and then, I have a feeling we'll see fireworks.
blackwingbear on April 3rd, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
This could be interesting..
Ravyn: cars-wtfravynfyre on April 3rd, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
WHOA! You mean that my ultra-conservative, corn-fed birth state actually did something... RIGHT???

*falls over dead*
Stax: Cheerleaderstaxxy on April 3rd, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
Bellybellybalt on April 3rd, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
It aint even close to over, unfortunately. The next step is to amend the state Consitution, just like California did. Lets just hope that its harder to amend the Iowa constitution than the California one.

If enough states start putting anti-gay-marriage language into their state constitutions, there may eventually be a Supreme Court case on this. But my guess is that the SC will decline to hear any cases like this for many years to come. I hope I'm wrong, and this gets resolved very soon.
Michael: dinoakaspeedo on April 3rd, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
I can't believe Iowa and not New York or California!
celticcross13: vodkacelticcross13 on April 3rd, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Hooray! Gotta love a day I can be proud of my state :)