Monday, April 27, 2009
Wedding Bells in Iowa
Thousands of Iowa couples will now be eligible to marry thanks to a new state law permitting same-sex marriage. Today is the first day same-sex couples can apply for a marriage license in Iowa following the Iowa Supreme Court's unanimous ruling April 3 that barring same-sex marriage violated the state constitution, gay and lesbian couples can . It made Iowa the third state, after Massachusetts and Vermont, to allow gay marriage.
No doubt the righteous fundamentalists have their panties all tied in knots about this legal decision. After all, the Bible says... As if we live in Afghanistan or Iran.
As the number of states continue to grow, I'm wondering which will be the last state to permit same-sex marriage? Where do fundamentalists hold the most power? Where is the strongest outpost of Taliban control in Afghanistan?