Some couples prefer to bide their time before marriage.
Pam Mullin and Pam Strehlow are in no hurry to get married -- they applied for a marriage license in August and are planning a wedding sometime this summer.
Two years ago, the Dubuque couple's union would not have been legal in Iowa, since they are both women, but the definition of a legal family unit broadened on April 24, 2009, when same-sex couples were first allowed to marry (with a waiver to bypass the three-day waiting period). Three weeks before that, the Iowa Supreme Court had unanimously struck down the state's ban on gay marriage.
"We thought that it was about time, that the rest of the country should come on board, but then Iowa has been in the forefront of a lot of social issues," said Mullin, 53. While dozens of same-sex couples got married in the first few days after they could legally do so, Mullin and Strehlow are biding their time.
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