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Friday, December 12, 2008

Essential Estrogen: Cedar Rapids forum highlights plight of same-sex couples in Iowa

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen

... Linda Langston, a county supervisor in Linn County, waved off emotions as she spoke about the different futures she sees for her two sons if the current law stands. "My marriage of 33 years is something that's very important in my life," she said. "So these discussions make me sad because I hope for both of my children that they have that same opportunity in life -- to be married, to have that important, significant-other relationship. It also angers me because I can't believe that anybody who has been a parent, or a brother, or a sister would say, 'I don't ever want you to be able to have this.'" It's bittersweet, Langston said, to watch as her sons have grown and are now embarking upon their lives as independent adults.

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