NOM’s Attack On Iowa Supreme Court Hasn’t Thwarted Justice

By: Friday May 3, 2013 3:45 pm

After the Iowa Supreme Court’s unanimous 2009 ruling that the state’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional, National Organization for Marriage began a campaign to oust all seven justices.  In 2010, the three justices up for retention votes that year fell victim to NOM’s retribution.  (Voters retained the justice up for re-election in 2012). NOM seemed [...]

Iowa: Mittens holds back surge of Santorum by 8 votes

By: Wednesday January 4, 2012 7:33 am

Iowa was almost overcome by a wave of frothy, racist, homophobic, womb-controlling Santorum last night, but in the end (which came finally around 2:30 AM ET) 8 votes materialized for Mittens to claim he held back the surge. After a long night, Romney won the caucuses — by eight votes. But Santorum was hardly a [...]

Gay Iowa caucus goers: economy first, LGBT rights on back burner, and DADT repeal was a ‘gimme’

By: Tuesday January 3, 2012 11:42 am

Over at the Washington Blade, Chris Johnson has a story up, “Young, gay caucus-goers talk politics, support for GOP” that is just another reminder that the information gap between LGBT activists, citizen journalists, traditional media and the average LGBT citizen out there is sometimes a canyon. Johnson interviews several Iowa caucus attendees who are also [...]

Iowa bigot baker Victoria Childress broke the law; couple responds

By: Sunday November 20, 2011 8:00 am

Recently, Victoria Childress of Victoria’s Cake Cottage in Des Moines, Iowa refused to provide her professional services to a lesbian couple. The couple had already invested time in communications with Childress, and Childress had them come to her business premises for a tasting. Only at the tasting did she realize that the customers were lesbian.  On [...]

One Iowa’s Troy Price: Tuesday was a victory, but there are battles to come

By: Thursday November 10, 2011 1:00 pm

SD 18: We Did It! Tuesday night was a great victory for Iowans and for equality here in the state. The fair-minded candidate Liz Mathis won the critical and highly visible special election in Senate District 18 with 56% of the vote, edging out her opponent Cindy Golding and ensuring that the pro-equality majority in [...]

NOM wastes over $30,000 in embarrassing Iowa loss

By: Wednesday November 9, 2011 7:54 am

The National Organization for Marriage just suffered an embarrassing loss in an Iowa special election which would have allowed the organization to challenge marriage equality in the state had its candidate won. According to the Iowa Independent, NOM spent over $30,000 pushing Republican candidate Cindy Golding in a special election for a state senatorial seat. [...]

Iowa: marriage equality in the state faces its greatest test

By: Tuesday October 11, 2011 6:00 pm

You’d think that we wouldn’t have to go back and continue a fight for equality where it has already been achieved, but that’s the case with the state of Iowa, where marriage equality bloomed as a result of a legal ruling by the state’s Supreme Court. As a result, judges who supported the ruling were [...]

“Dr.” Marcus Bachmann: “Someone Doctored The Recording.”

By: Friday July 15, 2011 4:12 pm

"Dr." Marcus Bachmann has finally addressed the media firestorm surrounding his family counseling clinic's efforts to help people "Pray The Gay Away."

Speaking with Minnesota's Star Tribune about the recording that circulated over the last few weeks, Bachmann says it's a myth he ever called homosexuals "barbarians."

BREAKING: Iowa legislature rejects attempt to advance anti-equality constitutional amendment

By: Tuesday February 9, 2010 1:38 pm

The Iowa House today rejected procedural attempts by opponents of equality to advance an amendment to the Iowa Constitution seeking to overturn last April’s unanimous Iowa Supreme Court ruling and to deny the protections of civil marriage to gay and lesbian couples.   The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in April 2009 that same-sex couples be [...]

Anti-equality activists ask elderly and childless couples "why are you getting a marriage license?"

By: Friday September 18, 2009 4:00 pm

It’s not just in Washington state that senior heterosexual couples are under attack by anti-equality activists.  Iowa too.  About 500 senior couples in Washington have domestic partnerships, and will lose vital legal protections for their families if Referendum 71 isn’t approved on Nov. 3rd. At a September 16 debate on the merits of marriage equality [...]

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