2,020 marriages of same-sex couples recorded in Iowa since last April
May 20, 2010
As posted by Tony Leys on DesMoinesRegister.com:
"Out-of-staters made up 60 percent of same-sex couples married in Iowa since the practice became legal in April 2009, state officials reported today.
"A new report from the Iowa Department of Public Health says 2,020 marriages of same-sex couples were recorded in the state from April 27, 2009, through March 31, 2010. Only 815 of the couples were from Iowa. The newly married included 199 gay couples from Illinois, 158 from Missouri and 111 from Nebraska.
..."Iowa became the first Midwestern state to honor the freedom to marry after the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously that an Iowa ban on such marriages was unconstitutional."
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