After one year, same-sex marriage advocates fight on

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March 31, 2010


"Gay marriage advocates have reached their goal, but one year after an Iowa Supreme Court decision legalized gay marriage in Iowa, they must continue to tell their stories.

"...Lambda Legal, a New York-based gay rights organization, filed the Varnum v. Brien lawsuit on behalf of six same-sex couples, including the BarbouRoskes, in 2005 after Polk County Recorder Timothy Brien denied them marriage licenses. A district court found denying marriage licenses unconstitutional, but it was immediately appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court.

"The Iowa Supreme Court agreed April 3, 2009, although the law didn't take effect until April 27, 2009."