Friday, April 3, 2009
The court stated 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."
See Amy Lorentzen, Iowa court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional, AP, April 3, 2009.
Note: The Iowa Supreme Court's website is overloaded and thus I cannot access the opinion at this time. I will supply a link when I can get it.