Sunday, April 05, 2009

Iowa Same Sex Ruling

Supporters and opponents of gay marriage said Saturday they were energized by the Iowa Supreme Court's forceful and unanimous ruling Friday that a state law limiting marriage to a man and a woman violates the constitutional rights of equal protection. The ruling opens the door for gays and lesbians to exchange vows in Iowa as soon as April 24.

Here we go again. Iowa says we are violating equal rights to limiting marriage to One Man and One Woman. What we need is to say that behavior (sex with either gender) is not a right. Marriage is a contract between One Man and One Woman to procreate and raise a family. Couples of either sex same or different can live together freeley. Their rights are not taken away. Read the 14th Amendment here.

Andy Pugno, general counsel for the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign, said the Iowa decision is not relevant to California.

"Iowa's decision looks almost exactly like last year's narrow decision of the California court when it was interpreting a mere statute in light of constitutional principles," he said. "It is ironic that they would rely on a decision that the voters esssentially reversed."

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