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Iowa Approves Same-Sex marriage!!!

Posted by karmalily on April 3, 2009

Iowa has become the third state to approve same-sex marriage. The state’s supreme court ruled that the ban that had been in place was unconstitional. From The NY Times:

The Supreme Court said same-sex marriages could begin in Iowa in as soon as 21 days, making Iowa only the third state in the nation, along with Massachusetts and Connecticut, to legalize gay marriage. …

“We have a constitutional duty to ensure equal protection of the law,” the Iowa justices wrote in their opinion. “If gay and lesbian people must submit to different treatment without an exceedingly persuasive justification, they are deprived of the benefits of the principle of equal protection upon which the rule of law is founded.”

Now we just have to work on the other 47 states. I’m thrilled about this news, but as soon as I got over my initial “woot”-ness, I remembered that in the rest of the country same-sex couples are still banned from getting married. It’s ridiculous. There is no logical reason why homosexuals should not be allowed to get married. Everyone I’ve ever argued about this with was unable to come up with a decent reason why it should be illegal. Usually, opponents just hide behind some weak religious arguments, or they are simply prejudice against homosexuals. Lame. We should be embracing love. Not discriminating against it.


One Response to “Iowa Approves Same-Sex marriage!!!”

  1. milaelly said

    Iowa Supreme Court said gay-YES!
    See the actual video.

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