Postedon Apr 26, 2013 at 03:30 pm
April 27 marks the four-year anniversary of the freedom to marry taking effect in Iowa, whose Supreme Court ruled in 2009 that same-sex couples should not be excluded from marriage. This week, marriage activist and LGBT ally Zach Wahls published an editorial celebrating the anniversary.
Postedon Apr 03, 2013 at 11:45 am
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Iowa State Supreme Court ruling in Varnum v. Brian that same-sex couples should have the freedom to marry across the state of Iowa.
Postedon Jan 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm
On Monday night, Ken Mehlman, former chairman of the Republican National Committee and an influential GOP strategist, spoke to a crowd at a public event in Des Moines, Iowa about why marriage matters and why supporting the freedom to marry is consistent with conservative values.
Postedon Nov 08, 2012 at 07:30 pm
This week, the freedom to marry triumphed at the ballot box over and over again. We know that some of the wrap-up - and what it all means for the future of the campaign to win marriage nationwide - can be tricky, so here's a break-down of the important ways that the freedom to marry won on Election Day.
Postedon Sep 18, 2012 at 01:00 pm
This week, two new members of the House of Representatives signed on as co-sponsors for the Respect for Marriage Act. Rep. Mel Watt from North Carolina and Rep. Leonard Boswell from Iowa have become the latest co-sponsors of the bill, raising the total number of co-sponsors in the House to 156.
Postedon Aug 09, 2012 at 10:00 am
Last year, a video of Zach Wahls speaking before the Iowa House Judiciary Committee about why his lesbian mothers deserve the same protections from their marriage as married different-sex couples, And this month, keeping in line with his whirlwind year of advocacy, he's teaming up with One Iowa to talk about the importance of retaining the freedom to marry in the state and to make his message known even beyond the borders of Iowa.
Postedon Jul 06, 2012 at 10:50 am
Since 2009, when the Iowa Supreme Court declared that the state's ban on same-sex couples from marrying is unconstitutional, anti-gay activists have been looking for ways to overturn the freedom to marry in the state. Now, however, it looks like the viability of reversing the law - even if a Republican majority does take hold in November - is increasingly unlikely.
Postedon Jun 15, 2012 at 04:00 pm
Although Paul and David's marriage is legal in Iowa and other states that recognize marriages between same-sex couples, the fact that Paul is a service member complicates the protections that the government affords to their relationship. The so-called Defense of Marriage Act forces the military to treat their relationship like a second-class marriage.
Postedon May 04, 2012 at 10:32 am
Three years after the unanimous Iowa Supreme Court decision affirming the freedom to marry, three former justices ousted in a retention election following the ruling will receive the prestigious 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Monday, May 7. Caroline Kennedy will present the award to former Iowa Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and Justices David Baker and Michael Streit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
Postedon Mar 02, 2012 at 01:04 pm
Today, the Washington Blade reported that 22 senators have joined a growing number of politicians and advocates who have endorsed including a freedom to marry plank in the Democratic Party’s 2012 national platform.