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Friday, April 03, 2009

The Iowa Republican: Waiting for the court's decision on gay marriage

Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican

Regardless of how the Iowa Supreme Court rules on Varnum vs. Brien
tomorrow morning, the decision will have a lasting impact on whether
or not gays and lesbians are entitled to state-sponsored marriage here
in Iowa. If the court upholds Judge Hanson's ruling, gay marriage will
be allowed in Iowa. What makes Iowa unique is that the state does not
require residency to get married. Iowa would be the first state that
allows gay marriage that doesn't have a residency requirement. Under
this scenario, people from all around the country could come to Iowa
to be legally married and then return to their home state. This
creates an interesting predicament for their employers and their state
governments. Whose law applies?

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