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Same-sex marriage in Iowa (SSM)

Excerpt from the Varnum v. Brien ruling by
Judge Robert B. Hanson, Polk County, Iowa

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The following is an excerpt from the ruling by Polk County Judge Robert B. Hanson on 2007-AUG-30,  which at least temporarily legalized same-sex marriages in Iowa. It includes section 3 of Judge Hanson's decision, pages 21 to 27. It lists harms that same-sex couples and their children -- including adopted and foster children -- experience as a result of not being allowed to marry.

Although this section was written about the harm and stigmas experienced by same-sex couples and their families in Iowa, it would apply with few modifications to couples across the U.S.

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  1. The judge's ruling in Varnum v. Brien is online at: This is a PDF file. You may require software to read it. Software can be obtained free from: 

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Originally posted: 2007-AUG-31
Latest update: 2007-AUG-31

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