Whoa. I hadn’t heard anything about it until this morning, but apparently Iowa has just legalized gay marriage. The way it was put is particularly rational and unexpectedly full of common sense:
“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.”
…and there you go. Well done, Iowa! The future welcomes you.
One thought on “gettin’ hitched, Iowa style”
Wish the future would welcome California, but it looks like our State Supreme Court is too enamored of the “power of the people” (to pass discriminatory propositions that questionably revise the state constitution) in order to come up with such a simple and elegant ruling.
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