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Settlement reached in transgender woman’s restroom discrimination complaint

Friday, June 21, 2013
Johnson County courthouse in Iowa City.
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Johnson County, Iowa, and its sheriff's department have reached a settlement with a transgender woman over the courthouse's restroom policy. ...

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Gay couple awarded $147K in Council Bluffs, Iowa discrimination suit

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — A jury in Council Bluffs, Iowa, has awarded a gay couple $147,000 in their discrimination lawsuit. ...

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Iowa governor says he’ll try again to advance statewide anti-bullying effort

Sunday, June 9, 2013
Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Iowa)
DES MOINES, Iowa — A bill designed to crack down on so-called cyber-bullying failed to advance in the Iowa state legislature this year, but Gov. Terry Branstad plans to keep working to toughen Iowa's anti bullying laws. ...

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Iowa anti-gay activist explains his opposition to gay marriage: ‘It’s awful’

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Bob Vander Plaats
KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls on Monday took on the debate about legalizing same-sex marriage in South Dakota by airing a report on how Iowans are faring under that state’s four-year-old marriage equality law. ...

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Ex-Iowa official guilty of fraud in issuing marriage license to Fla. couple

Monday, May 6, 2013
Brigitte Van Nice
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A former rural Iowa court official pleaded guilty Monday to forgery for filing false documents to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple from central Florida, in the first case of its kind in Iowa. ...

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Effort to cut Iowa Supreme Court justice pay over gay marriage vote withdrawn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Supreme Court justices who joined in a unanimous ruling four years ago that legalized same-sex marriage in Iowa, was withdrawn on Thursday and no vote was taken ...

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Iowa Supreme Court: State must recognize both lesbian parents

Friday, May 3, 2013
Heather (left) and Melissa Gartner, with daughter Mackenzie.
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
Dennis Guth
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
Dennis Guth
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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