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Board of Education where Earl Warren had to basically browbeat some of the Southern justices in order to have a unanimous decision. Democratic leaders promised to block debate in the Senate, which they did. Neither performed nor recognized in Niue, Tokelau or the Cook Islands. Download as PDF Printable version.
Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Supreme Court. The ruling, inset off a flurry of same-sex couples from all over the state, racing for the courthouse in Polk County.
Des Moines Register. Ina lower court had granted summary judgment in favor of six same-sex couples who sued Timothy Brien, Polk County Recorder, for refusing to grant them marriage licenses. They wept, embraced, laughed, and wept some more. John Logan, a sociology professor at Brown University, said Iowa's status as a largely rural, Midwest state could enforce an argument that gay marriage is no longer a fringe issue.
The county attorney who defended the law said he would not seek a rehearing. It was also the first state to admit a woman to the bar to practice law and was a leader in school desegregation. At the news conference, Jason Morgan, who was with his partner, Chuck Swaggerty, said they had been together nearly 12 years.
Members of the Iowa Family Policy Center, a group opposed to same-sex marriage, spoke with state lawmakers after the ruling in hopes of jump-starting the amendment process. Each couple's application was denied because in each case the couple was composed of two people of the same sex, and Iowa law only permitted couples composed of one man and one woman to marry.