Friday, April 3, 2009

You are in I-OH-WAY

[image from haanm2, from Council Bluffs, where my parents live]

"Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain"
~Iowa State Motto
Did you hear the news? Today, Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of legalizing civil marriage for same-sex couples!

I'm a little shocked. Technically, since I'm still a dependent of my parents until I file my taxes next year, I am resident of the Hawkeye State. What does this mean? I've never thought of myself as an Iowan, but does this mean I have access to legal protection that my friends in Virginia don't have? Of course, I suppose it would only count in Iowa, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

The thing to do now is to not let a constitutional amendment dash these new-born rights against the rocks of heterosexism (why, yes, that was a biblical allusion). Keep your eyes peeled for mention of anything like this entering the state legislature.

For more information, check out these articles on Feministing and the New York Times.

P.S. Y'all got the reference to "The Music Man," right? I can't find a video of it, or else I would post it.

1 comment:

  1. HAHAHAH I GOT IT! And was actually planning on posting a video of just that song and talking about how glad I am that Iowans are stubborn.

    Yay Iowa!