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4th-Apr-2009 03:37 pm
I needed a gay icon
For those of you who haven't heard (ior read my posts about it on Facebook), Iowa will beging gay marriage on April 24th.

While I'm quite shocked about it, and gleeful, and happy, etc, I still can't get "Stuart" by The Dead Milkmen out of my mind. "Do you know what the queers are doing to the soil?"

Or all the puns about corn holes.

Still, it's hard to believe Iowa of all places is more progressive than both Missouri and Ohio.
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4th-Apr-2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
That rather surprised me as well. Generally Missouri is a pretty laid back place, except when it comes to gay marriage. What? You can "give" them gay bars, gay pride parades etc etc but not see how little it would impact your world by allowing them the right to marry whom they want? DUH!
5th-Apr-2009 05:58 am (UTC)
It's probably the Souther half giving the most grief with both LDS and AoG down here.
7th-Apr-2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
*shiver*
4th-Apr-2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
I have to be honest, I am pretty gun shy about this. I expect they will will making an amendment to their constitution to ban this ASAP.
5th-Apr-2009 05:54 am (UTC)
According to the AP, the soonest they could get an amendment on the ballot is May 2010. About the worst they can do at the moment is try to make a resdiency requirement.
5th-Apr-2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
yeah, when I read this the other day my first thought was we would see another California.
6th-Apr-2009 02:44 am (UTC)
If it does turn out that way, it'll still be a while before it happens. Although I do wonder if we've learned wnough to fight it better this time.
6th-Apr-2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
I just read that for it to become a constitutional amendment it would have to be passed by 2 consecutive legislatures (so the current legislature and the 2010-2011 legislature) and then it would go on the ballot...so it would be May of 2011...not sure if that is right or the AP's version.

I'm really mixed on the issue as a whole because I don't like government in marriage period. I definitely believe gays should have all of the benefits that straights do...it just seems easier to get government out than to try to fight this.
5th-Apr-2009 06:50 am (UTC)
Iowa has been a Democratic-leaning state for quite some time.
6th-Apr-2009 02:46 am (UTC)
I dunno, I always thought Iowa was pretty Libertarian more than anything else.
6th-Apr-2009 02:47 am (UTC)
Nope, more along the lines of Tom Harkin-style working-people Democratic populism.
6th-Apr-2009 03:12 am (UTC)
Sow what would be called Union liberal in Ohio.
5th-Apr-2009 07:04 am (UTC)
Oh come on, tell - what ARE the queers doing to the soil? Surely I need to know and arm myself against whatever it is! - Innocent Aussie Sheila.

Seriously, all progress gotta be good, albeit ever so gradual.
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5th-Apr-2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
Yes, I wasn't meaning to imply the gradual was tolerable in any way. Of course you get really upset, who wouldn't! The whole thing is stupid, cruel and unnecessary.
6th-Apr-2009 02:50 am (UTC)
Bill Jr. was a DAREDEVIL!

I'm hoping that as people realize places that legalized marriage aren't turning into cesspits and generally are getting more tourist dollars, normal people will wake up and realize that marriage is a good thing.
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7th-Apr-2009 07:44 am (UTC)
Very true. Although I'm assume the CA Sup[reme Court will nullify that here fairly soon.
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