This does call for celebration! So with no time to plan and no way to estimate response a few of us have decided to descend on Popkin Tavern at 121 W Broad tonight 4/3 at 9 pm to celebrate.
Many in our community participate or attend First Fridays, so thinking many of you might already be in the area, we thought this made sense. Popkin will probably already be busy, so bear with the staff. AND, put your 2 cents in by email to help plan the Day of Decision – dayofdecision.org – events for the California announcement to come as early as Monday, but definitely by June 3.
Associated Press 4-3-2009 in the last 2 hours
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling Friday finding that the state’s same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples, making Iowa the third state where gay marriage is legal.
In its decision, the court upheld a 2007 district court judge’s ruling that the law violates the state constitution. It strikes the language from Iowa code limiting marriage to only between a man a woman.
“The court reaffirmed that a statute inconsistent with the Iowa constitution must be declared void even though it may be supported by strong and deep-seated traditional beliefs and popular opinion,” said a summary of the ruling issued by the court.