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Iowa Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Iowa's Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage legal Friday morning. This makes Iowa the third state, behind Massachusetts and Connecticut, to make it legal for gays and lesbians to wed. 

This morning at 8:30 Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. This makes Iowa the third state where same-sex marriage is legal. In 2005, Lambda Legal, a New York-based gay rights organization, sued on behalf of six gay and lesbian Iowa couples in Polk County who were denied marriage licenses. The case was appealed in 2007 to the state after Robert Hanson, Polk County District Court Judge, agreed that the ban was unconstitutional. 

For more information on the case, see the article on

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