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not_a_hobgoblin
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Sooo... *giant grin* Iowa legalized same-sex marriage today. Yup, Iowa. That Iowa in the middle of a cornfield, where I never would have ever guessed they would decide that their state law limiting marriage to heterosexuals was unconstitutional, is now the third state in the U.S. where a same-sex couple can get married.

Bullet points:
*IOWA!!!
*The ruling goes into effect in 21 days, at which point county recorders must grant same-sex couples marriage licences.
*You do not have to be a resident of Iowa to get a license.
*Iowa will probably recognize same-sex marriages of other states.
*Of course, there's a movement now to amend the constitution to limit marriage again, but the earliest it will be able to appear on a ballot is in 2012.

*pause*

IOWA!!!!

*happydance*

You may all resume your scheduled programming now.

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That was fantastic news to get today! I think that lots of us tend to make some sweeping judgments about the middle of the United States, but there are actually some pretty progressive places there with regard to labor, justice issues, and human rights. So, YAY IOWA! Now for all of those other states to catch on up....
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Idir
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Amendment? Duh. The Dems said that they'll attempt everything to prevent it, and, until that day comes, John and Jane Doe will be totally used to Adam and Steve and Anna and Eve.
So... Yay!

Now, let's just hope that Prop. H8 gets repealed.

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not_a_hobgoblin
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It gives me more hope for my own hometown in the middle of a cornfield... and makes my mom happy, because now I might not move so far away when I graduate. ^.^

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Idir
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OMG.
Vermont joined the ranks.
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/04/07/us/AP-GayMarriage-Vermont.html?_r=2&hp

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Sweden also just legalised same-sex marriage [Big Grin]
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Idir
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Noo... Sweden will legalize it on May 1st.

And Austria will introduce civil unions on next New Year's Day. Thank you, Austrian Green Party, you rock.

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No, they legalised it last week, but the new law will be in effect may 1st (Swedish law student here xD)
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not_a_hobgoblin
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IOWA! VERMONT! SWEDEN! AUSTRIA! *runs around chanting and occasionally bouncing and spinning in circles*

Happy, happy times to be alive.

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