Iowa court overturns marriage ban

Supreme Court says marriages legal in 3 weeks

by Matt Comer  Editor  editor@goqnotes.com
Published: April 3, 2009 in News

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court released its ruling today in a marriage equality case brought by six Iowan same-sex couples. The Court has overturned the state’s 1998 one man-one woman marriage statute. Marriages between couples of the same-sex will be legal in three weeks.

“The Iowa statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a woman violates the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution,” the justices said in a summary of the decision, according to The Des Moines Register.

Couples will be able to wed starting April 24.

The affirmation of a lower court decision in the case was made unanimously.