Friday, April 03, 2009

Iowa rules same-sex marriage legal


DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Supreme Court  legalized gay marriage Friday in a unanimous and emphatic decision that makes Iowa the third state — and the first in the nation's heartland — to allow same-sex couples to wed.

In its decision, the high court upheld a lower court's ruling that found a state law restricting marriage to between a man and woman violated Iowa's constitution.

"We are firmly convinced the exclusion of gay and lesbian people from the institution of civil marriage does not substantially further any important governmental objective," the Supreme Court wrote in its decision. "The Legislature has excluded a historically disfavored class of persons from a supremely important civil institution without a constitutionally sufficient justification."

3 comments:

Rainbow said...

Hooray!
Cool guys you have drawn! Great picture!

Adam G said...

This is a suprise.. They do know April fools only works on the 1st, right?

Alex said...

Go IOWA!