Iowa court overturns marriage ban

Supreme Court says marriages legal in 3 weeks

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.

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“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.

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Couples will be able to wed starting April 24.

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

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Posted by Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.