Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Marriage Equality

The Iowa Supreme Court has just struck down the law restricting marriage to heterosexual couples. Iowa joins Massachussets and Connecticut in affirming marriage equality. Vermont, which recognizes Civil Unions, has just passed legislation moving to full marriage equality, but the governor has threatened to veto it. New Hampshire is also poised to move from civil unions to fully allow same sex marriage, but there is also a threat of veto.  Neither state legislature passed this with enough votes to override a veto, but they both vow to try anyway and much pressure is being given for the governors to sign the legislation.

All this must be very heartening to GLBT folk and allies who were devastated last November  as California’s Prop. 8 referendum reversed the marriage equality that they enjoyed for months.


April 3, 2009 - Posted by | GLBT issues

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