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03/04/2009 Iowa's Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage

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Gay Marriage Legalized in Iowa

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Iowa's Constitution and Same-Sex Marriage Supreme Court Decision

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Iowa Voters Oust Judges Who Upheld Gay Marriage

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Iowa Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage in Iowa was legalized by the Iowa Supreme Court, making Iowa the fourth U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, after Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California. The court determined that denying marriage licenses on the basis of sexual orientation violated the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution.
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