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DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling Friday finding that the state's same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples, making Iowa the third state where gay marriage is legal.
In its decision, the court upheld a 2007 district court judge's ruling that the law violates the state constitution. It strikes the language from Iowa code limiting marriage to only between a man a woman.
"The court reaffirmed that a statute inconsistent with the Iowa constitution must be declared void even though it may be supported by strong and deep-seated traditional beliefs and popular opinion," said a summary of the ruling issued by the court.
Iowa is not Massachusetts, or Connecticut, or even California. Iowa is "fly-over-country", a swing state, the home of the first caucus (also corn), etc etc.
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Vermont House of Representatives passed a bill late on Thursday that would legalize gay marriage, but supporters failed to get enough votes to override a veto threat from the governor.
Lawmakers in the Democratic-led House voted 95-52 in support of the measure, which had already passed the state Senate by a 26-4 vote. Advocates were five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto.
Vermont may still get gay marriage soon but it looks like it might not be this year.
Did the post-Prop 8 protests mark a tipping point while everyone was looking at the economy? Or are these just additional incremental steps that can only change things at the state level until DOMA is repealed?
edit - I see that someone posted this in the other gay marriage/prop 8 thread. If the mods want to merge/lock I'm fine with that.