OP-ED: Iowa’s Family Values

New York Times
April 8, 2009
Steven W. Thrasher writes, "When the good state of Iowa conferred the dignity of civic recognition on my parents' relationship -- a relationship some members of their own families thought was deviant and immoral, that the civil authorities of Nebraska had tried to destroy, and that even some of my mom's college-educated friends believed would produce children striped like zebras -- our family began. And by the time my father died, their interracial marriage was seen just as a marriage, and an admirable 45-year one at that." [Link]