In a Marion Patch project, interviews with state legislators, a political columnist, a political science professor, a same-sex-couple and an analysis of polling data, we try to answer the question: Is same-sex marriage in Iowa forever?
Andrea La Ronde and her fiancee, Amber Sigo, had their wedding planned to a T.
La Ronde found her dress, planned the music — a mix of The Beatles, soul and indie pop — saved a date and settled on a location: October 8, 2011 at Lowe Park.
Then, they nearly scrapped the idea altogether.
It wasn’t a cheating lover or cold feet. It was a bill, HJR 6, that stood between the Marion couple. The bill, an amendment to the Iowa Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman, passed in the Iowa House of Representatives in February 2011.
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