December 7, - The US Supreme Court announces it will hear two constitutional challenges to state and federal laws dealing with the recognition of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed. July 18, - The Supreme Court grants Utah's request for a delay in recognizing same-sex marriages performed in late and early July 9, - A state judge in Colorado strikes down Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage. May 9, - An Arkansas state judge declares the state's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. He also said he's "not inclined to call up a constitutional amendment," during next year's session. October 6, - The US Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals from five states -- Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin -- seeking to keep their same-sex marriage bans in place.
The mid-western state's top court upheld a lower court ruling that the state law allowing marriage only between a man and a woman is a violation of the Iowa constitution.
Joint adoptions by same-sex parents have been legal since a ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court in Archived from the original on September 11, April 5-December 23, Americans supported same-sex marriage by a margin of 55 percent to 37 percent. However, the judge prevents couples from immediately marrying by staying his decision.
Beyond ordination we provide all the information and resources you need to learn how to prepare for and officiate weddings. After receiving the waiver and applying for a marriage license on the morning of August 31, the couple was married in a short ceremony that morning by a Unitarian Universalist minister on the minister's front lawn in Des Moines. This is usually the responsibility of the couple though some states require this to be done by the minister. The board, however, denied a petition from members of the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council, which wanted an administrative rule prohibiting Iowa doctors from practicing conversion therapy on minors. A request for comment from the Polk County attorney's office wasn't immediately returned.