Iowa Court Claims Ban on Gay Marriage is Unconstitutional
On Friday Iowa became the third state in the United States to allow same-sex couples to wed reported the Star Tribune. The Supreme Court’s decision will be made final after a three week period and the new ruling will go into play then. In general, the people of Iowa see this as a very big accomplishment, however conservative critics have already started their lobbying process to let the people of Iowa vote on the issue. The case began in 2005 when a New-York based gay-rights firm sued the courts for denying 6 homosexual couples their marriage licenses. Massachusetts and Connecticut are the only other states in the nation to permit gay marriages after California took back their decision to briefly allow for gay marriages. The New York Times reported that Iowa’s Supreme Court found the 1998 law that marriage is reserved for a man and woman to be unconstitutional.