Minnesota took a step closer to becoming the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage today. Just months after Minnesota voters rejected an amendment to the state’s constitution that would have banned same-sex marriage, the state’s House of Representatives voted 75-59 in favor of a same-sex marriage bill today.
Minnesota House advances marriage equality bill poised to become law (MetroWeekly)
Same-sex marriage opponents Guth and McCoy share upbeat lunch date (DesMoinesRegister)
Tuesday’s lunch date in downtown Des Moines was preceded by the most awkward of public courtships.
Senator asserts homosexuality poses health risks to heterosexuals (RadioIowa)
A Republican senator Iowa today asserted homosexuality hurts him and his family in “multiple ways”– prompting an openly gay senator to call the statements “ignorant.”
Senator Dennis Guth of Klemme gave a speech in the Iowa Senate to air his concerns about homosexuality.
One Iowa Celebrates Four Years of Marriage Equality with Anniversary Gala
Honorees include Plaintiffs in birth certificate case, Representative Abdul-Samad, University of Northern Iowa students, and One Iowa Public Education Advisor
The evening’s keynote speaker is Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-at-Large for Huffington Post's Gay Voices and author of Queer in America.
Supreme Court Proposition 8 Case Arguments Cast Doubt On Gay Marriage Ban (HuffingtonPost)
All eyes were on Justice Anthony Kennedy at the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning as his eight colleagues appeared about evenly divided on the fate of Proposition 8, the California ballot referendum passed in November 2008 that banned same-sex marriage, reversing by popular vote the state Supreme Court's decision just months earlier to recognize marriage equality.
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