Thursday, April 2, 2009

Iowa to decide on equal marriage TOMORROW

One Iowa, that state's equality group, issued a press release announcing that the much anticipated equal marriage case will be decided in the Supreme Court tomorrow! Surprisingly, chances are good that the court will agree and grant the rights.

From the website:
Today the Iowa Supreme Court posted notice of a Friday ruling in the Varnum v. Brien marriage case that could lead to the freedom to marry for gay couples in Iowa. If the Court upholds the August 2007 District Court ruling, Iowa would join Massachusetts and Connecticut in offering marriage licenses to committed same-sex couples.

One Iowa, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group, is planning community gatherings across Iowa on Friday evening. The rallies are designed to give marriage supporters an opportunity to gather and express their support for marriage equality, regardless of the outcome. “We’re hopeful to gather tomorrow evening in celebration of a historic ruling that will ensure that all Iowa families are treated fairly. Win, lose, or draw, we want our community and allies to come together to share in this historic moment,” said Carolyn Jenison, Executive Director of One Iowa.

Times and locations of community gatherings will be posted via press release and on the One Iowa website this evening. Please withhold media inquiries regarding specifics on these rallies until that time.
Can we win in Iowa if we have to fight back? I have no idea, but I guess we'll see, won't we? They are planning nationwide rallies -- so keep on the website for updates. 

Also, Vermont's Senate is debating marriage today. If you would like to listen to the discussion, go to this site, which admits the discussion may go on into the evening.

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