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Friday, August 31, 2007

HawkeyeGOP: Gay Marriage in Iowa

Excerpted from this post at HawkeyeGOP

The war begins today. This afternoon, Polk County District Judge
Robert Hanson threw out Iowa's law banning same-sex marriages. The
ruling came in response to a lawsuit brought about by the radical gay
group, Lambda Legal. At the same time that a variety of moderates in
the party are urging us to back away from divisive social issues - the
other side is hard at work. Lambda's strategy was brilliant, find some
Norman Rockwell type gay couples, bring suit in their name and choose
a venue where you are likely to get a favorable ruling. Even if this
ruling is overturned on appeal, it is a huge victory for Lambda. What
could not be achieved through the legislative process was realized by
the actions of a single judge. The judicial usurpation of legislative
authority should be one of the biggest issues in the upcoming

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