Resources Related to Iowa

Media Primer: 2011 Flashpoints for LGBT Equality

A media primer on the LGBT issues landscape for the coming year released by the Human Rights Campaign.

Pew Poll Finds Growing Support for Freedom to Marry Among Evangelicals, Majority Support Among Youth

A comprehensive Pew poll found majority support for the freedom to marry among young people, college graduates and Catholics, with growing support among all other religious categories.

Party Principles: Support for the Freedom to Marry by State and National Political Parties

A listing of both state and national political parties that have made strong statements in support of the freedom to marry.

Iowa Marriage FAQ

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about same-sex couples getting married in Iowa.

Key Quotes from the Iowa Supreme Court’s Unanimous Decision in Varnum v. Brien

Key excerpts from the court decision.

The Impact on Iowa’s Budget of Allowing Same-Sex Couples to Marry

Same-sex couples marrying in Iowa will bring an estimated $5.3 million boost to the state's budget each year.

Geographic Trends Among Same-Sex Couples in the U.S. Census and the American Community Survey

Groundbreaking research showing a huge increase in same-sex couples identifying themselves as "unmarried partners".

Iowa Census Snapshot

Demographic and economic information about same-sex couples and same-sex couples raising children in Iowa.

Iowa District Court Says Same-Sex Couples Must Be Allowed to Marry

Copy of the decision in Varnum v. Brien