April 03, 2009

Good For Iowa!

News Item: Iowa legalizes gay marriage.

Yes, Iowa. Way to go, Hawkeyes, becoming the first Midwestern state to legalize same-sex marriage. I agree with Anonymous Liberal:

I'll go out on a limb and predict that--within 10 years--the U.S. Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by Justice Kennedy, will issue a landmark ruling striking down prohibitions on gay marriage. I also believe that the next Democratic presidential nominee will be unapologetically pro gay marriage, and it's not inconceivable that at some point during his time in office, President Obama himself will publicly reverse his position on this issue. The political and legal trajectory of this issue is pretty easy to chart out at this point. And when it reaches its logical endpoint, with full marriage equality across the country, we're all going to look back and wonder why it took so damn long to recognize something so obvious.
I expect Iowa to become considerably more attractive to gay Minnesotans than it ever was before.

Posted by Stephen Silver at April 3, 2009 05:09 PM

Well that's not saying much. Just opening a couple Banana Republics would have made Iowa more appealing.

Posted by: Jeremy at April 3, 2009 11:42 PM

This country is trying to be so politically correct on every issue, instead of simply sticking to what it was founded on. Freedom does not me blindness. Why can't I as a man go use the ladies room? Why can't I as a man get the same price drinks on ladies night at the club. Who you want to be with is your business, but I should not have to acknowledge what you choose to be OK as a national right, but only respect your freedom of personal choice whom you choose to love or be with. If I choose poligomy, should it be my right to marry as many women or men as I choose? If I want to marry an animal rather than a human, should I seek to change the constitution of The United States to include me or my group? I being a christian do not believe in being born gay or gay marrige, but I also believe that everyone is equal and should be treated with the same love and respect, that we are not here to judge, for we must all answer for our own choices.

Posted by: Will at April 4, 2009 01:24 AM
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