01 April 2010

America's backbone.

It's been one year since marriage equality came to Iowa. A year ago, Governor Chet Culver said he personally opposed equality, but would stand by the decision of the courts.
Meanwhile, the bigots have been busy, even proposing a constitutional amendment to undermine the legal rights of their family members, friends and neighbors.
The legislature rejected the amendment, the sky did not fall, nor did the wrath of God wipe Iowa from the map. But the governor did have this to say about the Iowa legislature:
...Discriminatory amendments to our state constitution have no place in our state constitution. Regardless of our personal views, we have a line that needs to be drawn between the executive branch and the judicial branch and I think Iowans are ready to move on and accept [the Iowa Supreme Court's] unanimous decision. — Governor Chet Culver
Ah, the flyover rubes of Iowa remain more legally progressive than California, New York, Washington, Oregon and Florida.
Well done, guys.

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