Five years ago this week, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a ruling that has taken its place alongside other landmark decisions by the Iowa court. The court's legacy of groundbreaking civil rights decisions goes all the way back to the very first ruling the court issued, when Iowa was still a territory. The latest of these landmark cases was decided on April 3, , when the Iowa Supreme Court issued its decision in Varnum v. The case challenged the constitutionality of Iowa's marriage law, which limited marriage to a man and a woman and prevented same-sex couples from enjoying the legal benefits of marriage.
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CNN -- An Iowa district court ruled Thursday that same-sex couples can marry based on the state constitution's guarantee of equal treatment, court documents show. The ruling was in response to a December lawsuit brought by six same-sex couples seeking to wed. They were denied marriage licenses and claimed such treatment violates equal-protection and due-process clauses in the Iowa constitution.
On June 26, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that all gay couples nationwide have the constitutional right to marry in every state! And with marriage equality for all, that means that all 13 states that previously upheld bans on gay marriage have now been legally enforced to reverse them. It's been a little more than 11 years since Massachusetts became the first state to legalize gay marriage.