Friday, April 3, 2009

Same-Sex Marriage in Iowa

Although the Iowa Supreme Court website has "crashed" due to traffic, the first "twitter" reports are that the Iowa Supreme Court has declared the state's opposite-sex only marriage law unconstitutional.

UPDATE:   The opinion is now available as pdf here.

UPDATE:  My analysis is now available on ConLaw Prof Blog here.

RR

April 3, 2009 in Marriage (impediments) | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Same-sex Marriage Updates

UPDATE: Iowa Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage set for release Friday, story here.

                    

It is being widely reported that the Swedish Parliament,

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in a 261-22 vote, approved same-sex marriage.

Meanwhile in the United States, the Vermont Legislature is set to vote on a same-sex marriage bill, a bill which the Governor has stated he will veto.  Vermont has civil unions for same-sex couples.

In Iowa, the wait for a decision on same-sex marriage from their highest court after oral arguments last December continues, and in New York, the highest court has decided to hear cases regarding New York's recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages.

In West Virginia, the state legislature did not allow a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage to proceed.

RR

April 1, 2009 in Marriage (impediments) | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)