Great Time.Com Story About Iowa's Gay Marriage Decision...

"Whether expressly or impliedly, much of society rejects same-sex marriage due to sincere, deeply ingrained — even fundamental — religious belief," the court said, before adding that religious views are nonetheless mixed on the subject. "As a result, civil marriage must be judged under our constitutional standards of equal protection and not under religious doctrines or the religious views of individuals. This approach does not disrespect or denigrate the religious views of many Iowans who may strongly believe in marriage as a dual-gender union, but considers, as we must, only the constitutional rights of all people, as expressed by the promise of equal protection for all. We are not permitted to do less and would damage our constitution immeasurably by trying to do more."

Yeah! Take that *****es!! Separation of Church and State up in this mo' fo'!! :)

Check out this excellent article on Time.Com about the potentially far-reaching consequences (the good kind of consequences) of the Iowa Supreme Court's decision on gay marriage law.

The Meaning of Iowa's Gay-Marriage Decision

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Comment by David Capito on April 6, 2009 at 10:50am
Hopefully this won't come back to a proposition-like vote. It's nice to see the separation of church and state followed through.
Comment by Johnny on April 6, 2009 at 5:16pm
I really like it that the court spells it out so accurately; with really no room for misinterpretation.

"Whether expressly or impliedly, much of society rejects same-sex marriage due to sincere, deeply ingrained — even fundamental — religious belief."

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