Friday, August 31, 2007

Liberal Iowa judge over turns state's marraige law

A liberal Iowa judge has struck down that state's marraige law and is requiring that gay couples be issued marriage certificates.

From AP/USAToday:

A county judge struck down Iowa's decade-old gay marriage ban as unconstitutional Thursday and ordered local officials to process marriage licenses for six gay couples.

Gay couples from anywhere in Iowa could apply for a marriage license from Polk County under Judge Robert Hanson's ruling.

Less than two hours after word of the ruling was publicized, two Des Moines men applied for a license, the first time the county had accepted a same-sex application. The approval process takes three days.

This will impact the Iowa caucus, but in whose favor I'm not sure.

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