Wednesday, President Obama told ABC News that he now officially supports gay marriage. His remarks come on the heels of a vote in North Carolina Tuesday that will instate a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages.
While the president's endorsement of gay marriage is encouraging for gay couples the North Carolina vote reignites fears about a similar measure being put to a vote here in Iowa.
We've just passed the three year anniversary since an Iowa Supreme Court decision made same sex unions legal in our state. But in November 2010, Iowa voters ousted three of the justices who agreed to overturn the state's ban on same sex marriage.
So when votes like the one in North Carolina come down gay couples in Iowa can't help but be reminded that their marriages could still be in jeopardy