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Friday, August 31, 2007

The Demo Memo: Iowa County Judge Turns Over Anti-Gay Marriage Law

Excerpted from this post at The Demo Memo

What a nice surprise in my own home town today! Polk County Judge
Robert Hanson overturned an Iowa law that bans same-sex marriage. This
after a week of listening to conservatives pontificate about morals,
this ruling couldn't have been issued at a more perfect time. Barring
an injunction, which has already been requested by the County Attorney
John Sarcone, the ruling will allow to apply for and be granted
marriage licenses in my home county. I have a deeply held personal
belief that all people have the right to marry the person they love.
It's not up to us who we feel attracted to and fall in love with.
There is plenty of evidence that heterosexual married people don't do
a great job of keeping marriage sacred, so that argument is not even

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