Iowa has much to be proud of in terms of its history of civil rights for gays and lesbians.
» Not only because the Iowa Legislature and governor in 2007 added sexual orientation and gender identity of the list of protected categories in the state's civil rights code.
» Not only because the Iowa Supreme Court in 2009 unanimously recognized that gay and lesbian Iowans have as much right to marry their partners as heterosexual Iowans do.
» But also because the thousands of gay and lesbian couples who have been married in our state in the past two years have helped to demonstrate how civil marriage is a civil right -- not a mere privilege to be given or taken away by the whim of a majority.
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