Tag Archives: Varnum v. Brien

Do You Remember April 3, 2009?

To my recollection, it was a warmish Friday morning. First thing in the morning I go to do my ablutions. Part of the routine is to turn on the radio, get the news and comment to start the day. Radio … Continue reading

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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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Our Liberties We Prize And Our Rights We Will Maintain

Today marks both the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court Varnum v. Brien decision. These are the words of Dr. King one day before he was killed by an … Continue reading

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The Iowa Constitution As A Living Document

MARK S. CADY, the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, wrote the court’s landmark decision in 2009 in Varnum v. Brien, the same-sex marriage case. This is a speech he gave at Drake University in March 8, 2012 as … Continue reading

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