Great news. The Iowa Supreme Court has just released a unanimous ruling holding that a ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional. Thus, starting April 24th, gay couples can marry in Iowa. Courtesy of Politico, view the ruling here.
In this case, we must decide if our state statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a woman violates the Iowa Constitution, as the district court ruled. On our review, we hold the Iowa marriage statute violates the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution. Therefore, we affirm the decision of the district court.
Meanwhile, in Vermont, the legislature just passed legislation to permit same sex marriage. The Governor has promised a veto. Learn more here.