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04/02/2009

The state(s) of marriage: Tomorrow we get another?

by Jeremy Hooper

IowaEek!:

A long awaited and significant Iowa Supreme Court case ruling on same-sex marriage will be released tomorrow, likely at 8:30 a.m.

The case, Varnum vs. Brien, involves six same-sex Iowa couples who sued Polk County Recorder Timothy Brien in 2005, after his office denied them marriage licenses. Polk County District Judge Robert Hanson sided with the couples in a ruling last year, but he suspended his decision until the high court speaks.

Iowa Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage to be released Friday [Des Moines Register]

May the ruling be reasoned, the "judicial activism" claims unacknowledged, and the tide further turned towards peace. And if not -- may the streets be filled with principled protest!

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