The Iowa Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that same-gender marriage is legal in this state!
The decision makes Iowa the first Midwestern state, and the fourth nationwide, to allow same-sex marriages. Lawyers for Lambda Legal, a gay rights group that financed the court battle and represented the couples, had hoped to use a court victory to demonstrate acceptance of same-sex marriage in heartland America.
Read the summary from the court here.
The wingnuts have already begun circling the wagons, of course:
Lobbying began immediately for lawmakers to launch the long process of a constitutional amendment to define marriage as only between a man and a woman.
Democrats in the Iowa legislature say it doesn’t have a prayer, so gays and lesbians can have their nuptuals in Iowa beginning April 24. Set your dates now!