Gay marriage rights upheld

| 03/04/2009

(BBC): Iowa’s Supreme Court has ruled that a ban on same-sex marriages in the US state was unconstitutional. The judges rejected an appeal against a lower court’s 2007 ruling that the ban violated the rights of gay men and women in the state. The case stems from a 2005 suit filed by a New York-based gay-rights group on behalf of six gay and lesbian couples. Iowa now becomes the third US state to allow same-sex marriages after Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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