Iowa is the first mid-west state to be okay with gay marriage. Today’s decision overturned a 1998 law saying that marriage was only constitutional between a man and woman.
The decision was the culmination of a four-year legal battle that began in the lower courts. The Supreme Court said same-sex marriages could begin in Iowa in as soon as 21 days.
The case here was being closely followed by advocates on both sides of the issue. While the same-sex marriage debate has played out on both coasts, the Midwest â€” where no states had permitted same-sex marriage â€” was seen as entirely different. In the past, at least six states in the Midwest were among those around the country that adopted amendments to their state constitutions banning same-sex marriage.
Some exciting news and great progress. Who knew it would happen in Iowa of all places!?