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Subject: Iowa??? Iowa!!
Date Posted: 4/3/2009 1:57 PM ET
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Having done some time in the state myself, I never would have figured them to come before places like CA and NY, but Iowa just legalized our marriages!!!!!!!!!!!

Date Posted: 4/3/2009 3:58 PM ET
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I know, right?!!?! It gives me hope that if a state can come out of the blue like Iowa and legalize it, that other states will soon follow! :)

Date Posted: 4/3/2009 6:37 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/3/2009 6:48 PM ET
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I've never been so proud to be an Iowan! :) 

Date Posted: 4/3/2009 8:00 PM ET
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I know!!  How incredible!!!

Date Posted: 4/4/2009 3:05 AM ET
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What a great day!

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 6:16 PM ET
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Subject: edtiorial
Date Posted: 5/13/2009 4:58 PM ET
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This is a great editorial from writer Steven Thrasher, a gay man whose parents are an interracial couple. Fifty years ago, THEY were banned from getting married in their home state of Michigan, because interracial marriage was illegal. So they moved to Iowa--where it was not.  Even back then Iowa was more liberal that its neighboring states.  Even back then, Iowa was quietly more liberal and accepting than its midwest neighbors.  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/opinion/09thrasher.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=iowa&st=Search