03/04/2009 Iowa's Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage
Gay Marriage Legalized in Iowa
Iowa's Constitution and Same-Sex Marriage Supreme Court Decision
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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.