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Iowa

  • 19th October 2012

    US: Court official faces same-sex marriage fraud charges 1

    The court official had claimed to have performed a wedding ceremony with two witnesses, the criminal report alleged

    2:01 AM — An investigation has been launched into the case of a court official from Iowa, who allegedly filed false documents saying she had married a same-sex couple from Florida, despite never having met the men, who had never travelled to Iowa for a ceremony.

  • 25th September 2012

    Audio: Iowa radio host announces agreement with Ahmadinejad on ‘gays are ugly’ comment 15

    President Ahmadinejad said gays were ugly, and likened them to thieves

    9:57 PM — A radio presenter in Iowa kicked off his show this morning by discussing the issues surrounding President Ahmadinejad's visit to the US, and comments he made about Israel, to the US General Assembly, and homosexuality, on CNN.

  • 7th May 2012

    Ousted Iowa judges who legalised equal marriage receive Profiles in Courage Award 12

    Caroline Kennedy is the only surviving daughter of President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline

    10:23 PM — Three judges from Iowa, who in a historic ruling voted to extend marriage to same-sex couples, and who were subsequently ousted through an orchestrated campaign by right-wing groups, have been honoured by Caroline Kennedy through the Profiles in Courage Award.

  • 17th April 2012

    Gay teen from Iowa commits suicide 94

    Kenneth Weishuhn Jr. allegedly received death threats on his mobile phone (Photo: YouTube)

    11:19 PM — A gay teenager from Iowa has taken his own life after his family and friends say that he received death threats on his mobile phone from his classmates, who also made him the subject of a hate group on Facebook.

  • 13th February 2012

    ‘Gay is not okay’ church forced to change sign 39

    Des Moines is the capital of Iowa (Photo: Flickr user kla4067)

    4:34 PM — A reverend has had to change a sign at his Des Moines church from reading "Gay is not Okay" after a hundred protesters gathered outside.

  • 30th May 2011

    Fence-sitting senators could decide fate of New York state’s same-sex marriage vote 18

    Gay marriage is to be voted on in New York state: a group of undecided senators could determine the outcome of the vote

    10:04 AM — A group of undecided senators could determine whether same-sex marriage will become legal in New York state, according to a survey by Gannett's Albany Bureau.

  • 12th November 2010

    Illinois university official ‘fired’ for announcing lesbian wedding 6

    The Catholic university said Ms Tadlock showed "disregard for fundamental Catholic beliefs".

    3:00 PM — A lesbian official at a Catholic university in Illinois claims she was fired after announcing her wedding in a local newspaper. Laine Tadlock, 60, says that her bosses at Benedictine University in Springfield were aware that she was a lesbian but fired after she announced her marriage.

  • 3rd November 2010

    Iowa voters oust gay marriage ruling judges 23

    Three Supreme Court judges were ousted in Iowa

    12:53 PM — Three Iowa Supreme Court judges who ruled that the state's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional have been ousted by voters after a campaign by anti-gay groups.

  • 18th February 2010

    Gay marriage opponents defeated in New Hampshire 10

    Gay marriage was legalised in New Hampshire last month

    12:50 PM — Efforts to roll back the US state of New Hampshire's recent gay marriage law have been defeated. Gay marriage became legal in the state on January 1st but conservative Republicans quickly announced plans to seek repeal.

  • 15th January 2010

    Gay marriage opponents denied referendum in DC 4

    Opponents were denied a referendum

    5:16 PM — Gay equality opponents in Washington DC were barred by a judge from holding a referendum on gay marriage yesterday. Judge Judith N Macaluso said allowing voters to strike down the law would "authorise discrimination".

  • 6th January 2010

    New Jersey in last-ditch vote on gay marriage 3

    New Jersey senators will vote on the bill tomorrow

    12:47 PM — New Jersey's Senate will vote tomorrow on gay marriage in a final attempt to pass the bill before a new governor takes office. A vote was cancelled in early December after Democrats were reportedly concerned the bill did not have enough votes to pass.

  • 30th December 2009

    The gay highs and lows of 2009 13

    Will 2010 see a prime minister marching with the Pride parade?

    7:07 PM — A look back at the best and worst moments for LGBT causes in 2009. While sports stars came out and politicians rushed to stand up for gay rights, the year was marred by the death of a much-loved pop star and a string of violent homophobic attacks.

  • 18th December 2009

    Poll suggests almost half of Americans believe being gay is a choice 58

    The poll suggested many Americans thought being gay was a choice

    7:18 PM — A poll of 1,001 American voters has found that almost half believe being gay is something people choose. The research found that 47 per cent of respondents thought homosexuality was a choice, while 46 per cent opposed gay marriage.

  • Washington DC mayor signs gay marriage bill 12

    DC mayor Adrian Fenty supported the bill

    7:15 PM — Washington DC's mayor Adrian Fenty has signed a bill allowing gay marriage in the district. He signed it at a public ceremony at All Souls Church, which has a gay-friendly Unitarian congregation.

  • 15th December 2009

    Washington DC council votes to legalise gay marriage 10

    The DC council has approved gay marriage

    9:45 PM — As predicted, the Washington DC council has voted 11-2 to legalise gay marriage in the district. Mayor Adrian Fenty has promised to sign the bill when it reaches his desk, which is the next stage.

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