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Iowa Judge Finds Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Timothy Kincaid

August 30th, 2007

iowa.gifAP is reporting that Iowa is the next state to find that marriage cannot be restricted based on the sex of the participants. 

Judge Robert Hanson has ruled that Iowa’s prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. He ordered the Polk County recorder’s office to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

This advances the issue to the Iowa Supreme Court.

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Emproph
August 30th, 2007 | LINK

“Activist Judge Wages War on Christianity in Iowa.”

We really should just start writing their articles for them… (Citizenlink, et al)

Timothy Kincaid
August 30th, 2007 | LINK

“… homosexual activists … destroy marriage …”

Emproph
August 30th, 2007 | LINK

“Homosexual Activists Vow to Destroy Marriage Once and For All”

Jim Burroway
August 30th, 2007 | LINK

“Local family values advocate arrested in park.”

Lynn David
August 30th, 2007 | LINK

Romney bashes Iowa judge for striking down ban on gay marriage

“The ruling in Iowa today is another example of an activist court and unelected judges trying to redefine marriage and disregard the will of the people as expressed through Iowa’s Defense of Marriage Act,” Romney said in a statement issued by his campaign. “This once again highlights the need for a Federal Marriage Amendment to protect the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.”

What do you get for judge-bashing these days?

Emily K
August 30th, 2007 | LINK

“Heterosexual Divorce Rate Plummets from 51% to 33%”

Oh wait, sorry. That one I just made up.

Jason
August 31st, 2007 | LINK

Whenever I hear “Activist Judge” I take it as shorthand for the speaker saying “I never paid attention in social studies class and have no idea of the structure of our government.”

The state and federal constitutions supercede any and all laws.
It’s actually pretty simple, whenever a law and the constitution are in disagreement, the constitution wins.

The only exception occurs when the state demonstrates a vested interest in curtailing or limiting the freedoms guaranteed in our constitution.

The couples in the case successfully demonstrated the harm done to them via this law, and the state failed to refute that.

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