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Iowa Senate panel advances bill to ban conversion therapy on LGBT youth

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Iowa
Iowa could become the third state in the nation to ban controversial conversion therapy techniques designed to change the sexual orientation of LGBT youth. ...

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Iowa venue settles bias complaint filed by gay couple, will discontinue all weddings

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Görtz Haus owners Betty and Richard Odgaard
The owners of a gallery and bistro who refused to hold a same-sex wedding ceremony at their central Iowa business have stopped doing weddings altogether. ...

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Iowa governor deposed in discrimination case of gay former state administrator

Friday, November 28, 2014
Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Iowa)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- This was probably not the way Gov. Terry Branstad wanted to spend his Thanksgiving week: Being questioned under oath for hours about his treatment of a gay former state administrator. ...

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Iowa women who married after 72 years together tell their story

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Vivian Boyack and Alice Dubes
Earlier this month we told you about Vivian Boyack and Alice “Nonie” Dubes, a lesbian couple in their 90′s who married after being together 72 years. Now, in an interview with The Des Moines Register, Boyack, 91, and Dubes, 90, ...

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Iowa couple marries after 72 years together

Sunday, September 7, 2014
In this Sept. 6, 2014 photo, Rev. Linda Hunsaker presides over the wedding of Vivian Boyack, left, and Alice "Nonie" Dubes, center, in Davenport, Iowa. More than seven decades after beginning their relationship, Boyack, 91, and Dubes, 90, got married.
DAVENPORT, Iowa — More than seven decades after beginning their relationship, Vivian Boyack and Alice “Nonie” Dubes have gotten married. Boyack, 91, and Dubes, 90, sat next to each other during Saturday’s ceremony, reports the Quad City Times. “This is ...

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Lesbian worker says Iowa casino fired her for not dressing feminine

Friday, August 29, 2014
Mystique-Casino-in-Dubuque
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- A former employee for Mystique Casino in Dubuque has sued the casino, claiming she was fired because she didn't dress more feminine. The civil lawsuit by Brandy Welter, a former marketing manager, seeks an unspecified amount of ...

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Deceased Iowa teen’s eye donation rejected because he was gay

Thursday, August 14, 2014
AJ-Betts
PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — Months before taking his own life last year, Alexander (AJ) Betts, a 16-year-old teen from Iowa, volunteered to become an organ donor. But a Food and Drug Administration policy which prohibits men who have sex with ...

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Fired newspaper editor who blogged about gays’ ‘sinful nature’ files lawsuit

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Bob Eschliman
NEWTON, Iowa — The former editor of the Newton Daily News in Newton, Iowa, filed a complaint Wednesday with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying he was fired for expressing his religious beliefs on his personal blog. Bob Eschliman ...

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AIDS research team in Iowa loses $1.38M grant due to faked study results

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Dong-Pyou Han
DES MOINES, Iowa -- An AIDS research team at Iowa State University will not get the final $1.38 million payment of a National Institutes of Health five-year grant after a team member admitted last year to faking research results, the ...

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Scientist pleads not guilty to faking HIV vaccine study

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Dong-Pyou Han
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A former Iowa State University scientist pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges alleging that he falsified research for an AIDS vaccine to secure millions of dollars in federal funding. Dong-Pyou Han, 57, entered his not guilty ...

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