Friday, April 3, 2009
History in the Making! Happy Day!
Today, the Supreme Court of my little, midwestern state, Iowa, decided unanimously that it is unconstitutional to deny the right to marry based on gender. That's right, little podunk Iowa has declared that same-sex marriage is legal. And what's more, unlike California, the only way this decision can be rolled back is with a constitutional amendment. But guess what? With the Democrats controlling both the Iowa House and the Iowa Senate that's not going to happen any time soon, and even if it does go up for a vote, Iowa makes it very difficult to change the constitution. It's a happy day for gay people in Iowa (and there are more of us than you think) and, I hope for gay people everywhere. I know I'm not usually this sincere, but after eight years of nothing but bad news, and despite all the doom and gloom about the economy, I actually feel like this country is heading in the right (that is to say, the correct) direction again. I hope I'm not wrong.