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Iowa Supreme Court Unanimously Rules in Favor of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Lambda Legal's Historic Lawsuit 04/03/2009

(Des Moines, April 3, 2009) — Today the Iowa Supreme Court upheld a 2007 district court ruling that said it was unconstitutional to bar same-sex couples from marrying. Iowa becomes the third state along with Massachusetts and Connecticut in offering marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Writing for the unanimous court, Justice Cady said:

Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument Friday in Lesbian Civil Union Dissolution Case 01/11/2005

(Des Moines, January 11, 2005) – In oral argument set for Friday, January 14, at 9 a.m. at the Iowa Supreme Court, Lambda Legal and local organizations will fend off an attack by antigay groups who seek to overturn a local court order granting two Sioux City women’s request to terminate their civil union.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Iowa Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of HIV-Positive Man in Lambda Legal Case 01/27/2014

(Des Moines, IA,January 27, 2014) — Yesterday the Iowa Supreme Court granted review of the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison and required to register as a sex offender after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom.

Criminal Justice | HIV
Iowa Supreme Court Sets Date for Oral Arguments in Lambda Legal's Marriage Equality Lawsuit 10/03/2008

(Des Moines, October 3, 2008) — Today the Iowa Supreme Court announced that it will hear oral arguments on Tuesday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Lambda Legal's lawsuit seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples in Iowa. Each side will be allotted 30 minutes to present their side.

Iowa Supreme Court Rules Children Born to Married Lesbian Couples Have Two Parents at Birth 05/03/2013

(Des Moines, IA, May 3, 2013) - Today the Iowa Supreme Court built upon its ruling in Lambda Legal's landmark case, Varnum v. Brien, which ordered that same-sex couples and their families be treated equally under Iowa law, and ordered the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide an accurate two-parent birth certificate to all children born to lesbian married parents in Iowa.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Iowa Supreme Court Rejects Antigay Activists' Claims in Lesbian Civil Union Dissolution Case: Lambda Legal Declares Victory 06/17/2005

(Des Moines, Iowa, June 17, 2005) — In a decision issued today, the Iowa Supreme Court rejected claims made by antigay activists and individual legislators that they had a right to interfere in the civil union dissolution between two Sioux City women.

Iowa Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Lambda Legal Case Challenging HIV-Based Conviction 03/10/2014

(Des Moines, IA,March 10, 2014) — Today the Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments in Lambda Legal’s case representing Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan in his appeal for post-conviction relief.

HIV
Iowa Supreme Court Hears Lambda Legal Case Seeking Accurate Birth Certificate for Lesbian Mothers 12/11/2012

(Des Moines, IA, December 11, 2012) - Today the Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Lambda Legal's lawsuit seeking to compel the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide an accurate birth certificate to all children born to same-sex married parents in Iowa.

Marriage, Relationships and Family Protections
Iowa Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Lambda Legal's Case Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples 12/09/2008

(Des Moines, December 9, 2008) — Today the Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Lambda Legal's case on behalf of six Iowa same-sex couples and their families who are seeking the right to marry.

Iowa Leaders and Lambda Legal File Briefs in Case Seeking Marriage Equality 03/28/2008

(Des Moines, March 28, 2008) — At least 17 briefs will be filed by a wide array of both Iowa-based and national organizations and individuals at the Iowa Supreme Court this week on behalf of the six same-sex couples and their families seeking marriage in Iowa. 

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