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Iowa Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Decision

posted on April 23, 2009 at 12:47 PM

As we discuss the long-term trends of Iowa Constitution-based civil rights, here are some clips from the Iowa Supreme Court decision about same-sex marriage rights.

Some of the questions discussed in front of the Iowa Supreme Court regarding the Varnum v. Obrien ruling included:

  • Does approving same-sex marriage lead to legalized polygamy?
  • Does same-sex marriage harm children - is it an optimal arrangement for child raising? 
  • Does harm come from legalizing same-sex marriage? 
  • Why does it need to be marriage and not 'civil unions?' 
  • Does legalizing same-sex marriage create harm - a 'terrible precedent?' 


Tags: civil rights constitution Iowa Iowa Supreme Court same-sex marriage


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