JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa - Friday’s Iowa Supreme Court decision to recognize both lesbian parents on state birth certificates had special meaning for one Johnson County couple.
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Eastern Iowa Same Sex Couples Cheer Supreme Court Ruling (KCRG)
Another UNANIMOUS ruling for equality from Iowa Supreme Court. FAMiLY Leader freaks out in 5…4…3… #lgbt #ssm
So today the Iowa Supreme Court again unanimously ruled that same-gender couples (and their children!) should be given equal legal protection to their opposite-gender-couple counterparts. Today's ruling was that the names of both spouses of a married same-gender couple should be included on a birth certificate for a child born into their marriage. Meaning, as with opposite-gender couples who require a surrogate egg or sperm donor to have children, the birth certificate is intended to prove and enforce legal parenting responsibility rather than being a record of biological parentage:
Iowa Supreme Court: Birth certificate should name both same-sex parents (DM Register)
Married same-sex couples have the same rights as married heterosexuals to have both parents listed on the birth certificates of their newborn children, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled this morning.
Lilith’s New Lines of Thinking
Lilith Annabelle Rios, a member of the local BDSM group CIPEX, discusses BDSM and transitioning. She talks about her Transition, coming out, what fire play is, CIPEX safety practices, and the upcoming Mischief in May BDSM convention. Central Iowa Power Exchange is a non-profit organization that promotes education within the local consensual BDSM community, which has monthly meetings and events. For more information go to CIPEX.org.
Iowa House conservatives want pay cut for justices in same-sex marriage decision (The Gazette)
A handful of House conservatives want to reduce the pay of Iowa Supreme Court justices involved in a 2009 decision striking down a ban on same-sex marriages as part of an effort to maintain the balance of power in state government.
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