IOWA Begins Granting Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples; Religious Right Hosts Vigils


Monday, April 27 marks the first day that gay and lesbian Iowans are granted marriage licenses after the State Supreme Court ruled on April 3 that the ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.

Many began lining up at courthouses and county buildings to apply for marriage licenses, but opponents of marriage equality also lined up. The Ottumwa Courier released this photo of marriage opponents lined up in prayer outside of  their local county courthouse.

Isn't it strange that all of the protests against gay civil marriage come from the religious right, when I thought we had a secular government?  You know, the whole separation of church and state thing.

1 comment:

  1. Rachel12:14 AM

    Exactly, this is why gay marriage shouldn't even be an issue - because we are SUPPOSED to have a secular government. It's so frustrating.

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