(Closed) Depressing news in Iowa

posted 7 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 4
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206 posts
Helper bee

@2dBride: Sad face.

I’m Canadian/European and I just keep telling myself that the States will catch up to it’s first world counterparts in terms of social justice sometime… It’s bound to happen, right?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh no!  I hope that doesn’t end up happening!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am completely with you in the disappointment level with Iowa.  There are a couple of bright spots in the craptasticness of the results yesterday…if anything changes with the legal status of same sex marriage in Iowa they will be in the exact same position California is in with Prop 8 which means nationwide there are couples who will be impacted by the legal status of their legal marriage.  Actually they will have created a whole new level of discrimination because they legally marry people who reside outside of Iowa (unlike California).

This means that the US Supreme Court has no choice but to rule either on Prop 8 or another similar case that comes down the pipeline.  While it is a bit of a crap shoot with the US Supreme Court they also could create opportunity where no opportunity exists today, which is my hope.

I can only dream that our wedding ceremony will actually being legal, we reside in a state that doesn’t currently recognize same sex marriage and we will be getting married in a state that doesn’t currently recognize same sex marriage…

There is a small glimmer of hope… and California pulled through with the governorship, and by the end of the month we might even know if we get an Attorney General that believes in equality or not…

 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have worked in politics in Iowa many times.  The new/old governor is a progressive conservative who pulled the party line for the election.  I honestly can’t see him over turning the law, but I can see him turning it over to a “vote of the people” for a ballot vote.  Knowing the split in the state, it is a coin toss what they would do. 

Be comforted knowing that attitudes are changing.  My mother who is an A typical christian colalition conservative (as am I, kind of) thinks the law should stand as it is (as do I).  I have to say when she told me that you could have knocked me over with a feather, but I was thrilled.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that’s not what happens!

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