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One Iowa Celebrates Nine Years Of Marriage Equality

Oneiowa.org Nine years ago on April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously decided to uphold Iowa’s legacy of equality and make Iowa the third state in the nation to establish marriage equality (Varnum v. Brien). Six brave plaintiff couples … Continue reading

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Austin Frerick “Love is Love”

Iowa’s third district would be foolish to not send this polite, charming, intelligent, upstanding,  tells-it-like-it-is (in a good way!), young man to congress to represent our state in our nation’s capital. Austin stands out as a non-establishment Democrat that even … Continue reading

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A Musical Day In America

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Iowa Republicans Hide Extremism

Labor Day is the official kickoff of the fall election campaign, but there seems to be a lot of campaign stuff going on now. The biggest news was the video of Rep. Bruce Braley commenting about the kind of chair … Continue reading

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Iowa City Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Striking Down DOMA

Kim Painter serves as recorder in Johnson County, Iowa. In 1998, she became the first openly gay first-time candidate elected to office in Iowa. This year she was named a Harvey Milk Champion of Change by President Obama.   These are … Continue reading

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Senator Dennis Guth Goes On Anti-Gay Tirade

[Note from BFIA:  We don’t know about you, but we’ve had just about enough of the stupid party. Please respond to this Action Alert from OneIowa.] Today at the beginning of the Iowa Senate workday, Senator Dennis Guth of Klemme … Continue reading

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The Prairie Progressive 2012 Honor Roll

Summertime Murmur: Prairie Dog’s 2012 Honor Roll Amanda Coyne launched a sizzling career in investigative journalism after moving from Iowa City to Alaska. With her husband Tony Hopfinger, Coyne plunged into the politics of Big Oil in Alaska, covering a … Continue reading

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Comment On Marriage Equality

Monday three Iowa judges (Marsha Thurness pictured left, David Baker and Michael Streit)  received the prestigious Profile In Courage Award from Caroline Kennedy for their part in the Varnum v. Brien decision legalizing marriage equality in Iowa. Wednesday President Obama … Continue reading

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How The Republicans Plan To Steal The Election.

Trying to keep track of all the ways that Republicans have set in motion at state and national levels to win the 2012 election with a little cheat here and a big cheat there and whatever other maneuvers is an … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Birthday Observations

This is the Party of Honest Abe? Almost comical isn’t it? The Republican Party’s first president was revered for his penchant for telling the truth. How well would that go in the party he helped found today? Few can remember … Continue reading

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