Saturday, April 04, 2009

How Does The Ruling Of The Iowa Supreme Court Affect My Marriage?

It doesn't. My marriage is not threatened or weakened by the Iowa Supreme Court ruling. If yours is, well, I am so sorry but it may have been rocky for other reasons. I don't understand how denying people their constitutional rights threatens your marriage.

Here is an article from the AP.

Supporters and opponents of gay marriage said Saturday they were energized by the Iowa Supreme Court's forceful and unanimous ruling Friday that a state law limiting marriage to a man and a woman violates the constitutional rights of equal protection.

Illinois state Rep. Greg Harris agreed that the Iowa decision shows the "the values of basic fairness are spreading from state to state."

States are moving towards a critical mass to end discrimination against ALL Americans.

It is hard to fathom that there are still some Americans who are willing to discriminate against their fellow Americans and deny these American citizens their basic constitutional rights. My Dad always taught me that it was un American to discriminate against anyone.

From Fired Up Missouri:
As exciting as it was to see good sense and equality prevail over fear and prejudice, there's no way a similar ruling could come down in Missouri to change the way we discriminate against same-sex couples. Missouri's Defense of Marriage Act and a 2004 Constitutional Amendment prevent that from happening here, and even prevent Missouri from even recognizing the so-to-be-married same-sex couples from Iowa.
As Iowa goes, so goes the US. Nate's take.

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