Defending the Freedom to Marry
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Know the laws in your state that protect LGBT people and people living with HIV.
Iowa’s Marriage Law and the Equality Movement
August 27, 2012 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Internet Live Stream and Drake Legal Clinic, Drake University, 2507 University Avenue (24th Street), Des Moines, Iowa, 50311
A Virtual Town Hall Event
Presented in Partnership with:
With Special Guest:
In 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Lambda Legal’s lawsuit Varnum v. Brien striking down Iowa’s marriage ban and extending the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples. Since then, gay and lesbian couples in Iowa have been able to legally wed.
In response, well-funded antigay groups launched an outright attack on Iowa’s courts and the freedom to marry, resulting in the ousting of three well-respected Iowa Supreme Court justices during a retention election. This mean-spirited campaign was designed to intimidate judges in Iowa and across the nation and fuel a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of the judiciary in our democracy.
Join One Iowa and Lambda Legal to discuss why marriage matters and what you can do to defend fair courts by participating by participating in our VIRTUAL TOWN HALL!
Monday, August 27, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m. CST
Sharon Malheiro, Founder and Board Chair, One Iowa
Jim Bennett, Midwest Regional Director, Lambda Legal
Donna Red Wing, Executive Director, One Iowa
If you live in the Des Moines area, join us at Drake University!
Drake Legal Clinic
2507 University Ave. (24th St.)
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST
A light lunch will be provided
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