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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Quick! Get Tim Burgess to Iowa!

posted by on August 30 at 14:44 PM

A court in Des Moines has ruled that gays and lesbians must be allowed to marry—clearly Iowa needs some of Tim’s brand of “moral persuasion”!

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The comments thread on the article regarding this issue in the Des Moines Register is, predictably, going bat-shit crazy:

And it's only going to get better!

Posted by Horace | August 30, 2007 3:09 PM

Now all of those hot, sweaty, muscular, corn-fed Iowan men will instantly lose interest in women and start riding me like a mechanical bull.

And all because of this ruling. Some days it's great to be alive.

Posted by Original Andrew | August 30, 2007 3:15 PM

And queue the "activist judge" rhetoric in 4... 3... 2... 1...

Posted by monkey | August 30, 2007 3:21 PM

Wow, Iowa justice spanks Washington on equal rights, who'da thought? Isn't also a red state?
I'm reeling.

Posted by inkweary | August 30, 2007 3:52 PM

About time.

They owe us.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 30, 2007 4:13 PM

whodathunk that iowa judges were more progressive than in WA or NY

Posted by and | August 30, 2007 4:36 PM

two words- sure fire - some fine men - well, three ... listen up

weed beer skinny dipping

four words - will keep you busy all summer

Posted by kelper | August 30, 2007 4:56 PM

Dammit. That's cooler than CALIFORNIA. *shakes fist at Schwarzenegger*

I can't believe Firefox's spell check, corrected my spelling of Schwarzenegger.

Anyway, not to put out a fire with gasoline, but I thought Dan might want this for "being straight doesn't make you a good parent" chronicles.

Posted by Kat | August 30, 2007 5:08 PM

I worry about this in election year politics. I know that GWB's win is still blamed on the anti-gay "values" voters. I don't want some crap head Republican winning because Iowa has same sex marriage. Also, I don't want to move to Iowa. Come on Washington or Maryland or California or some place that isn't a fly over.

Think about the case making it to the Iowa Supreme Court when just around the Iowa caucus.

Of course, when will there not be an election coming up!

Posted by BassSinger | August 30, 2007 7:24 PM

I don't buy it. Something is wrong when Iowa allows gay marriage second in the Union. No way. Nuh, uh... Ain't gonna happen.

Posted by lawrence clark | August 31, 2007 1:11 AM

Maybe its wrong of me... but when I think of all the poor conservative, same-sex-marriage fear mongers frothing at the mouth because now Bob and Fred down the street can get legally married, it puts a song in my heart. :)

Posted by Toby | August 31, 2007 7:33 AM

Number 6: Judges here are as progressive as in Iowa, that is, until you get to the Supreme Court.

At least two Superior Court judges upheld gay marriage in Washington, unfortunately, their decisions were overturned on appeal.

Iowa isn't done with this issue, either.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | August 31, 2007 1:01 PM

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