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How gays won a marriage victory
The Washington Post
4/15/2009
4/15/2009"For most of the country, the unanimous decision this month by the Iowa Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage was an unexpected and seemingly random victory for a movement that has long drawn its deepest support from major cities in liberal coastal states.

Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
National Public Radio
4/9/2009
4/9/2009"Iowa's Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday that the state's same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couple."That makes Iowa the third state, and the first in the Midwest, where gay marriage will be legal."

Gay Marriage
The Diane Rehm Show
4/9/2009
4/9/2009"Vermont has become the fourth state to approve same-sex marriage. The decision comes one week after the Iowa Supreme Court cleared the way for gay-marriage in that state. A look at gay marriage in America."

Gay Rights Groups Celebrate Victories in Marriage Push
The New York Times
4/7/2009
4/7/2009"Gay-rights groups say that momentum from back-to-back victories on in Vermont and Iowa could spill into other states, particularly since at least nine other legislatures are considering measures this year to allow marriage between gay couples.

Vermont Legislature Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
The Washington Post
4/7/2009
4/7/2009"Vermont on Tuesday became the fourth state to recognize gay marriage, and the D.C. Council voted to recognize same-sex unions performed in other states. The two actions give same-sex marriage proponents new momentum, following a similar victory last week in Iowa's Supreme Court.

Iowa Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
The Washington Post
4/4/2009
4/4/2009"Iowa became the third state in the country and the first from the rural heartland to legalize same-sex marriage when its Supreme Court yesterday unanimously struck down the state's decade-long ban.

Choosing Iowa as a Target for Gay Marriage Laws
The New York Times
4/3/2009
4/3/2009"A court ruling today made Iowa the first state in the Midwest ? and the third in the country ? to allow same-sex marriage, putting it in a class with Connecticut and Massachusetts. This is a marker that not even the nation's big blue coastal states, California and New York, have been able to achieve.

Unanimous ruling: Iowa marriage no longer limited to one man, one woman
The Des Moines Register
4/3/2009
4/3/2009"Basic fairness and constitutional equal protection were the linchpins of Friday's historic Iowa Supreme Court ruling that overturned a 10-year-old ban on same-sex marriage and puts Iowa squarely in the center of the nation's debate over gay rights.

State Court of Appeals to Hear Two Same-Sex Marriage Cases
The New York Times
3/31/2009
3/31/2009"The state's highest court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments in two cases that challenge New York's recognition of same-sex-marriages legally performed elsewhere.

Roommates and H.I.V.
The New York Times
3/29/2009
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