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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 10:08AM #1
clyde5001
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Yay, Iowa!!


The legislature has already said they don't intend to do anything this session.  Recent polls indicate that over half of Iowans are either in favor of same sex marriage or civil unions. 


 

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 11:24AM #2
REteach
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Apr 3, 2009 -- 10:08AM, clyde5001 wrote:


Yay, Iowa!!


The legislature has already said they don't intend to do anything this session.  Recent polls indicate that over half of Iowans are either in favor of same sex marriage or civil unions. 


 




Whoa, what happened?  I got into Clyde's post. http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/03/iowa.same.sex/index.html?section=cnn_latest


 


 

I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize what you heard was not what I meant...
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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 11:26AM #3
Shadeosg
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Congratulations Iowa!


 


Let the bechalor and bachelorette parties begin!

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 11:56AM #4
TPaine
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Here's the link for the court decision in pdf format:


http://www.queerty.com/wp/docs/2009/04/07-1499.pdf


I think this is a giant step in the right direction for the equal rights of all people, and I congratulate the Iowa Supreme Court on its enlightened decision.


 

"It is always to be taken for granted, that those who oppose an equality of rights never mean the exclusion should take place on themselves." -- Thomas Paine: Dissertations on First Principles of Government (July 7, 1795)
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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 1:41PM #5
dblad
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How "quaint"! Equal protection under the law..


As Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes poignantly said, "It is


revolting to have no better reason for a rule of law than that so it was laid


down in the time of Henry IV. It is still more revolting if the grounds upon


which it was laid down have vanished long since, and the rule simply


persists from blind imitation of the past." Oliver Wendell Holmes, Justice,


Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, The Path of the Law, address


dedicating new hall at Boston University School of Law (January 8, 1897), in


 


10 Harv. L. Rev. 457, 469 (1897). This concept is evident in our past cases.



 

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 2:25PM #6
JonAtFaithUCC
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I'm now engaged to my husband!

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 3:00PM #7
mytmouse57
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No surpise here. I've thought all along that:


A: The gay marriage issue will ultimately be decided in the courts.


B: Bans on or exclusions of gay marriage wouldn't stand up in court.

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 4:32PM #8
REteach
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Apr 3, 2009 -- 2:25PM, JonAtFaithUCC wrote:


I'm now engaged to my husband!




You just made me cry--really.  :)   Will I be seeing your engagement picture in the Gazette soon?

I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize what you heard was not what I meant...
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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 5:30PM #9
clyde5001
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Mazel Tov Jon!


How did RE get into my post?:)

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2009 - 5:33PM #10
JohnQ
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With much embarrassment, I congratulate the state of Iowa!


I must say, I would have never expect a mid-west state to legalize marriage equality ahead of NY, NJ, VT, NH, CA, OR, and WA.  I mean no disrespect.  To put this in perspective, I am originally from IL.


Though, I did note that US Rep Steve King (from Iowa) said: "Our worse fears have been realized,"


If that is his worst fear.....he must not be keeping up with current news such as the state of our national economy....our continued presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, etc.


 


 

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Christian LIES wed Christian HATE......Begot a child....it’s named Prop 8! 

Supreme Court let it stand.....which means we can vote away the rights of others in our land.

Sad as that may be...it hurts all of us.....not just me.
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