Dispatch from everyone’s favorite state, Iowa:
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says the state’s same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples, making it the third state where gay marriage is legal.
Did You Know: Iowa City was one of the first municipalities in the United States to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation?* Also, Iowa’s recently implemented statewide law bans discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.**
* Button, James W., Barbara A. Rienzo, and Kenneth D. Wald. 1997. Private Lives, Public Conflicts: Battles over Gay Rights in American Communities. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.
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