Summer for Marriage goes to Iowa

NOM did its best to promote anti-gay discrimination in Des Moines and managed to attracted only 87 people against the freedom to marry.  Des Moines was the first of two stops on NOM’s anti-gay bus tour.

In response, Freedom to Marry’s partner organization One Iowa—the state’s largest LGBT organization—kicked off its five city “Stand Proud, Vote Proud” to “emphasize the importance of the freedom to marry and civic engagement.”

One Iowa’s first event was a huge success, and like other pro-equality events during Freedom to Marry’s Summer for Marriage tour, easily outnumbered NOM and its supporters of marriage discrimination.  Nearly 300 supporters of equality gathered in downtown Des Moines to celebrate the advancements of equality in the Hawkeye State!

If you’re in Iowa, be sure to support One Iowa’s “Stand Proud, Vote Proud” tour as it continues this week with stops in Quad Cities, Sioux City, Waterloo, and Iowa City. For more information, visit

Quad Cities
Monday, August 2, 11:00 a.m.
Davenport Police Department Community Room
416 Harrison Street, Davenport

Sioux City
Tuesday, August 3, 11:00 a.m.
Anderson Dance Pavilion
401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City

Waterloo/Cedar Falls
Wednesday, August 4, 11:00 a.m.
Waterloo Public Library
415 Commercial Street, Waterloo

Iowa City
Thursday, August 5, 11:00 a.m.
Iowa Public City Library
123 South Linn Street, Iowa City

These photos are part of NOM Tour Tracker, a partnership between Courage Campaign and Freedom to Marry to document the Summer for Marriage Tour.)