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Poll: Iowa voters concede gay marriage has had no negative effect on their lives

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Iowa
Almost five years after the Iowa Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, 78 percent of voters in the state say it's either had a positive impact or no impact at all on their lives. ...

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Clerk says he was chastised for ‘feminine behavior,’ fired because he’s gay

Monday, February 24, 2014
The Des  Moines RegisterWayne Shimer
DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa man is suing a convenience store chain he claims fired him because he's gay, and alleges in court documents that he was chastised by his former boss for "feminine behavior." ...

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Iowa pastor converts record store into same-sex wedding chapel

Monday, November 25, 2013
St. Louis Post-DispatchPastor Matt Hunt presides over the wedding of Carley Mitchell (left) and Kara Quartz-Mitchell.
KEOKUK, Iowa -- An Iowa record store owner is hoping to use his business space for same-sex marriages, a move that could prove competitive with nearby Illinois. ...

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Anti-gay activists spent $833K in failed effort to oust pro-gay marriage judge

Friday, October 25, 2013
David Wiggins
DES MOINES, Iowa — Activist organizations spent $833,000 in Iowa last year trying to influence voters to decide whether to keep an Iowa Supreme Court judge who supported same-sex marriage, according to a new report that analyzed spending by special-interest ...

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Iowa man appeals conviction that he violated HIV transmission law

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Nick Rhoades
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A gay rights organization says it will appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court the conviction of an Iowa man charged with violating the state's HIV transmission law. ...

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Iowa venue that refuses gay weddings sues Civil Rights Commission

Friday, October 11, 2013
Gortz Haus Gallery in Grimes, Iowa.
GRIMES, Iowa -- The owners of a popular Iowa wedding venue have filed a lawsuit against the state's Civil Rights Commission in response to a complaint against them for refusing to host same-sex weddings. ...

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Court upholds conviction of man who didn’t tell sexual partner he was HIV+

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Nick Rhoades
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An Iowa man violated the state's HIV transmission law because he didn't disclose he was infected, even though his partner did not acquire the virus and their encounter posed a low risk of transmission, an appeals ...

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Biden at Iowa fundraiser: Marriage equality is ‘the civil rights of our day’

Monday, September 16, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden speaks during Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraising steak fry dinner, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Vice-President Joe Biden, speaking at a high profile fundraiser in Iowa on Sunday, took the opportunity to trumpet his own accomplishments, including his support for same-sex marriage that many credit was the catalyst that helped President Barack Obama to finally ...

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Man appeals sex offender conviction in HIV notification law

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Nick Rhoades
DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa man with HIV sentenced to 25 years in prison for not telling a sex partner that he carried the virus appealed to the Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday. ...

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Another setback for NOM: Iowa ethics board to keep executive in investigation

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board voted Wednesday not to remove its executive director from an investigation into whether the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) violated state law by not disclosing campaign donors. ...

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