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August 31, 2007

Iowa Judge Says Marriage Not Just Man, Woman

Iowa Judge Says Marriage Not Just Man, Woman

A Polk County judge has struck down Iowa's law preserving marriage for only a man and a woman. He ordered the county recorder's office to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Six gay and lesbian couples went to court for the right to legally marry in Iowa.

Lamda Legal filed a lawsuit in 2005 on behalf of the couples in Iowa, saying they deserve equal protection under the law.

Des Moines laywer Dennis Johnson represented six gay couples who filed the lawsuit after they were denied marriage licenses, and he says Hanson's ruling is a moral victory for equal rights.

Judge Robert B. Hanson ruled that couples cannot be denied licenses to marry or marriage certificates or "in any other way be prevented from entering into civil marriage pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 595 by reason of the fact that both persons comprising such as couple are of the same sex."

The county is expected to appeal the ruling to the Iowa Supreme Court.

"Today's civil-rights ruling by Judge Robert Hanson is another step in what is expected to be a lengthy legal process. The prudent approach would be for the Legislature to await an expected appeal and subsequent ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court before taking any steps in reaction to this decision," said Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal in a statement.

Wild Thing's comment........

Well here is another radical judge! Good grief!! Better WAKE up Iowa!

Posted by Wild Thing at August 31, 2007 12:45 AM


Genesis 2:24-25 "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his WIFE, and they will become ONE flesh. The MAN and his WIFE were both naked and they felt no shame." - S0 Iowa and its Iowackos are taking the immoral dirt road to Vermont and its Verminians?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at August 31, 2007 04:56 AM

Again, the minority dictating what the majority should do.
I'm tired of this being rammed down our throats and if we don't comply, they sue.
How about our rights? What if we don't want our children to see such an act of two men or two women fondling each other in public? Should we sue them for injuring our children's psychological well being?

Posted by: Lynn at August 31, 2007 06:31 AM

"1 Corinthians 6:9
9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders"

And there are plenty of other "Words of G_d" regarding "Ellen Degenerate" syndrom in the Bible.

Posted by: SSgt Steve, VRWC at August 31, 2007 07:37 AM

There should be a simple test, can they legitimately reproduce themselves by themselves. Otherwise the answer is no they can not get married.

Posted by: Mark at August 31, 2007 08:51 AM

Just another judge legislating from the bench.

Posted by: BobF at August 31, 2007 09:02 AM

Hopefully the Iowa Supreme Court will strike this idiocy down quickly.

With all the moslems we have in the country now they will sue to have multiple wives.

And of course some of the moslems will sue to marry their goats and sheep!

Posted by: TomR at August 31, 2007 12:10 PM

TomR, should I lock up my Great Pyrenees dogs? They are big, white and wooly like sheep.

Posted by: Steve, VRWC at August 31, 2007 03:22 PM

Darth, thanks for the verse.

Your right that is just what Iowa is doing. Vermont Iowa now.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 31, 2007 10:56 PM

Lynn, great comment and I am sick of it too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 31, 2007 10:59 PM

SSgt Steve,thanks, there sure are, I quoted one of the verses one time to someone in a discussion ( in person not online) and about got my head chopped off verbally in response. I don't care how they reacted, what I quoted was straight from the Bible and I stand by that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 31, 2007 11:02 PM

Mark, LMAO that is just so perfect. Love it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 31, 2007 11:03 PM

Bob, yep and you know what. When we vote for these jerk Judges, we never can find out if they are a Conservative or not. The only way to know ahead of time is if they do something that makes the news. I hate that, they should have a bio of what they believe in to read before one vote is cast for them.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 31, 2007 11:05 PM

Tom.............OMG they would too.......

"And of course some of the moslems will sue to marry their goats and sheep!"

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 31, 2007 11:06 PM

Steve...... Yesssss lock them up if you see a Muslim around. The muslim might fall in love with your dog.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 31, 2007 11:07 PM