Apr 27, 2009

Same-Sex Weddings Begin in Iowa

Beginning this morning, same-sex wedding bells are ringing in Iowa. A number of couples obtained waivers of Iowa's three-day waiting period and were legally married on the day the recent state Supreme Court decision became effective.

A related MSNBC story describes Iowa's history as a state in the "forefront on social issues," including segregation, slavery, and women's rights. Apparently we should not be surprised that Iowa is now one of only four states offering full marriage equality to its lesbian and gay citizens.