…[P]rotection of liberty, even in the face of contrary popular opinion, is an Iowa tradition. The very first reported decision in the territorial era protected the liberty of a former slave, and the court has built upon that foundation over the past 170 years. On Friday, the court added another historic decision to the body of Iowa constitutional law.
Des Moines Register, “Ruling Upholds Proud Iowa Tradition”
New York Times, “Iowa Decency”
US News and World Report “Iowa Legalizes Gay Marriage. Where Does Conservative Outrage Go?”
San Francisco Chronicle, “Marriage in the Heartland”
Chicago Tribune, “In Small-Town Midwest, a Giant Leap for Gay Marriage.”
Scott Simon, NPR, “Iowa Turns Towards Gay Rights”