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  • Before The Iowa Supreme Court: Same-Sex Marriage

Does same sex marriage create a terrible precedent?

Duration: 02:55
Program: Before The Iowa Supreme Court: Same-Sex Marriage
Broadcast Date: Dec. 9, 2008

Collection: Supreme Court of Iowa

The Iowa Supreme Court heard lawyers discuss the constitutionality of a law that requires marriage to be only between two people of the opposite sex. The suit contends that this is unfair to same sex couples. The hearing took place Tuesday, December 9, 2008, in Des Moines.

This clip contains the response given to the question, (paraphrased)
"If the state allows sexual predators and murderers to marry - people who may be assumed to be 'bad parents' - then is the issue of 'optimal parenting' really applicable to the question of whether or not same sex couples can marry?"

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Post Date: December 16, 2008