Iowa Supreme Court overturns gay marriage ban!
I shit you not m’dear reader….an Iowa court ruled that the state ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. The state Supreme Court ruled the marriage ban violates the rights of homosexuals.And it was UNANIMOUS! From MSNBC:
The Iowa Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling Friday finding that the state’s same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples, making Iowa the third state where gay marriage is legal.
In its decision, the court upheld a 2007 district court judge’s ruling that the law violates the state constitution. It strikes the language from Iowa code limiting marriage to only between a man a woman.
“The court reaffirmed that a statute inconsistent with the Iowa constitution must be declared void even though it may be supported by strong and deep-seated traditional beliefs and popular opinion,” said a summary of the ruling issued by the court.
What a great way to kick off the weekend…celebrating another victory for the rights of the LGBT community in freaking Iowa! 😉 You can read the ruling here.