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    Default Iowa Supreme Court allows gay marriage

    In an announcement just made, the Supreme Court of Iowa upheld a challenge against Polk County Iowa. Iowa is now the fourth US state to allow gay marriage:
    Iowa Supreme Court upholds Hanson's ruling; marriage no longer limited to one man, one woman | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register

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    Iowa? Wouldn't have guessed that one to be number four.

    Cue Patrick Bateman etc. to mouth off about perversion and the homosexual agenda
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    Dunno about perversion, but I would have assumed gay marriage was part of any homosexual agenda?
    (Although in my anecdotal experience, gay friends seem to be largely apathetic on the matter, most of them preferring to be treated equally in law rather than getting hung up on the term 'marriage'.)
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    I agree with you that getting bogged down in semantics does detract from the equality argument.
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    The "marriage" thing is unfortunate because it conjures up images of two guys/girls walking down a Church aisle.

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    Yay. Another gay marriage thread. I can see this ending well. In 500 posts time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCSkinner View Post
    Dunno about perversion, but I would have assumed gay marriage was part of any homosexual agenda?
    Yep, right after Homosexual Minutes and Homosexual Matters Arising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor View Post
    Yep, right after Homosexual Minutes and Homosexual Matters Arising.
    Homosexual minutes? How very disappointing. One would have hoped for longer.
    And homosexual matters arising? Oo-er.


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    It is massively opposed by the people of Iowa. 62% oppose Affirmative marriage, 28% support it.
    http://www.news-releases.uiowa.edu/2...agetopline.pdf
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    Well it looks like it will be on the books until at least 2012

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