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Effort to cut Iowa Supreme Court justice pay over gay marriage vote withdrawn

Friday, May 3, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa — A proposal to cut the salaries of four state Supreme Court justices who joined in a unanimous ruling four years ago that legalized same-sex marriage in Iowa, was withdrawn on Thursday and no vote was taken on the measure. [...]

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Iowa Supreme Court: State must recognize both lesbian parents

Friday, May 3, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Both spouses in a lesbian marriage must be recognized as legal parents to any child born during the couple's union, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. [...]

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Iowa GOP lawmakers target Supreme Court justice pay over gay marriage vote

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa — A group of conservative lawmakers have proposed cutting the salaries of Iowa Supreme Court justices who joined in a unanimous ruling four years ago that legalized gay marriage in Iowa. [...]

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Lawmaker who said gays are a health risk seeks to make amends with gay colleague

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa lawmaker who gained national attention last week for critical remarks about homosexual lifestyles says he wants to go to lunch with a gay colleague. [...]

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Iowa state senator: Homosexuality poses health risk to him and his family

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa — A Republican state senator from northern Iowa says homosexual lifestyles pose a health risk to him and his family in comments that drew a sharp rebuke from an openly gay Democratic senator. [...]

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Iowa lawmakers threaten to withhold funding if school holds conference for LGBT youth

Friday, March 29, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Conservative state lawmakers threatened Thursday to withhold state funding for an Iowa community college if the school spends tax dollars on a conference for gay youths. [...]

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Iowa judge says transgender woman faced discrimination

Monday, March 11, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — A state administrative law judge has ruled that a transgender woman should not have been ordered out of a courthouse women's restroom by a sheriff's deputy. [...]

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Iowa House GOP seeks to restore state’s ban on same-sex marriage

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Republicans are again proposing a change in the Iowa Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Rep. Dwayne Alons (R-Hull, Iowa), introduced a joint resolution Tuesday signed by 34 other House Republicans. [...]

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Iowa GOP try for statewide vote to bring an end to same-sex marriage

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Republican state senator has introduced legislation that would begin the process of referring a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage to Iowa voters. [...]

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Iowa judge: Lesbian couple should receive accurate death certificate for stillborn child

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa court has ordered the state's Department of Public Health to give a married lesbian couple an accurate death certificate for their son, Brayden, who was stillborn in October 2011. [...]

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