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Iowa Marks Marriage Rulings First Anniversary

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Events are scheduled throughout this week in Iowa to mark the first anniversary of the unanimous state supreme court decision that legalized same-sex marriage April 3, 2009.

According to Radio Iowa, the first such event, on Monday, drew about two dozen people to Des Moines, where they marked the marriage equality anniversary in a rally organized by One Iowa at the statehouse. "One Iowa is hosting a number of other events too, across the state over the next week to mark the April 3, 2009, decision," reports Radio Iowa. "On Friday afternoon there'll be a panel discussion at the University of Iowa College of Law and one of the panelists will be an attorney who represented the gay couples [who] filed the lawsuit that led to the Iowa Supreme Court decision."

Marriage equality opponents held a rally at the statehouse last week to urge lawmakers to allow a statewide vote on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Iowa.

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