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Way is cleared for same-sex marriage in Iowa

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[From: Omaha World-Herald] BY ELIZABETH AHLIN WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER COUNCIL BLUFFS — A judge’s decision to overturn Iowa’s law banning same-sex marriage was a victory almost two years in the making for one Council Bluffs couple. Reva Evans, 33, and Ingrid Olson, 29, are one of six couples statewide who sued in December 2005 for the right to get married. Polk County District Judge Robert Hanson ruled Thursday that the law was unconstitutional. “We’re just excited that the court made a decision that recognized that our family needs to be…read more

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Take That, Bigots! Massachusetts Defeats Anti-Gay Amendment 45-151!

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[From Mikhaela’s News Blog] My home state kicks ass! From Bay Windows: In the June 14 constitutional convention, state lawmakers defeated the proposed amendment to the constitution that would have taken away the civil right to marry from same-sex couples. The final tally on the measure was 45 in favor and 151 against. The amendment needed just 50 votes to pass. The vote came just five months after the first vote by lawmakers on the amendment in which 62 lawmakers backed it. The Democratic presidential candidates may be too wimpy…read more

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Gay Marriage Foe Bob Barr Calls For Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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[From Think Progress] Former congressman Bob Barr (R-GA), a well-known and outspoken conservative, is, as he puts it, “hardly a card-carrying member of the gay-rights lobby.” He authored the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which declared that states did not need to recognize legal same-sex marriages from other states. In 1996, he argued that homosexual relations were “bizarre”: “The homosexual agenda calls for taking these so-called marriage licenses to the mainland and the other 50 states, the other 49 states, and trying to force these other states, the citizens of…read more

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Governor Eliot Spitzer’s Same-Sex Marriage Hoax

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[From OpEd News] by Kimberly Wilder & Ian Wilder The whole drama about Governor Eliot Spitzer introducing same-sex marriage legislation, and the legislature failing to pass it, is a hoax. Governor Eliot Spitzer doesn’t need the legislature to legalize same-sex marriage in NY. The NY constitution is gender neutral so there is no constitutional bar to same-sex marriage. There is no state law that currently bars same-sex marriage either. Let me repeat that, there is no law on the books in NY state that prevents same-sex marriage. In Informal Opinion…read more

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