Iowa Supreme Court, Marriage Case, docket No. 07-1449.

(2009) Iowa Supreme Court, Marriage Case, docket No. 07-1449. Judicial Branch

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Abstract

In a unanimous decision, the Iowa Supreme Court today held that the Iowa statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a woman violates the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution. The decision strikes the language from Iowa Code section 595.2 limiting civil marriage to a man and a woman. It further directs that the remaining statutory language be interpreted and applied in a manner allowing gay and lesbian people full access to the institution of civil marriage.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: KATHERINE VARNUM, PATRICIA HYDE, DAWN BARBOUROSKE, JENNIFER BARBOUROSKE, JASON MORGAN, CHARLES SWAGGERTY, DAVID TWOMBLEY, LAWRENCE HOCH, WILLIAM M. MUSSER, OTTER DREAMING, INGRID OLSON, REVA EVANS, TIMOTHY J. BRIEN,
Subjects: Social issues and programs > Civil and human rights
Laws and regulations > State statutes
Social issues and programs > Family
Social issues and programs > Ethnic groups and minorities
ID Code: 7216
Deposited By: Tom Keyser
Deposited On: 22 Apr 2009 18:18
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2009 18:18
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/7216

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