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

August 2007
In a powerful, closely reasoned 63-pp. decision released on August 30, 2007, an Iowa trial court struck down the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. The court found that the denial of marriage harms couples and their kids, while helping no one and serving no legitimate government interest. The ruling was appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court which is pending a decision.  [Link]