Jesurgislac’s Journal

April 3, 2009

Good news for Iowa on Friday

While the Californian Supreme Court ponders the justice of allowing a majority to vote civil rights away from a minority, the Iowan Supreme Court has done the right thing:

“The Iowa statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a woman violates the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution,” the justices said in a summary of their decision.

The court rules that gay marriage would be legal in three weeks, starting April 24. (Des Moines Registrar)

The Christians who believe that homophobia is the will of god, that God needs the help of legislators to enforce His will, and that true meaning of marriage is interfertility (not, please note, love, devotion, mutual respect, companionship, faithfulness, shared parenting, mutual and absolute support till death – none of that is “marriage” to thse hatefilled Christians) – are out in force, wanting to run another anti-marriage campaign. But, apparently,they won’t get any support from the legislature this session – and I hope that by November 2010, it will be clear to all except the nuttiest that they have already lost this argument.

Go Iowa!


  1. Everybody take a step to the left, please.

    Comment by Personal Failure — April 3, 2009 @ 3:43 pm | Reply

  2. Honestly, after living there for 15 months, I never thought I’d say this, but:


    It’s nice to win one for a change. I’ve been walking around with a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach ever since watching the arguments in front of the California Supreme Court.

    Comment by waltzinexile — April 4, 2009 @ 5:34 am | Reply

  3. And Vermont, too! *beams* (I just got the link: the House voted to override the governor’s veto. So, while the Californian decision hangs, that’s four states in the US in which lesbian and gay people can legally marry – and Canada, and Sweden and Norway (which means Denmark, too, soon enough: the three countries always tend to act together); and Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, South Africa…

    Plus, repealing DOMA is on Obama’s To Do list, so though I don’t expect him to get around to it any time soon, once he does, the anti-marriage advocates are going to find themselves so floundering…

    Comment by jesurgislac — April 7, 2009 @ 5:32 pm | Reply

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