Dubuque County Recorder Kathy Flynn Thurlow said three couples had come into her office within the first few hours of opening. David Twombley, left, and his partner Larry Hoch, both of Urbandale, react to learning of the Iowa Supreme Court ruling in favor of legalizing gay marriage in Main article: Friday's ruling stems from a lawsuit brought by Melissa and Heather Gartner after the state refused in to list both of their names on the birth certificate of their daughter, Mackenzie. Evans Executive Order Lawrence v.
Though same-sex marriage legislation is sweeping the world over, there remains a discouragingly low population of wedding planners that can be called upon to help gay couples plan the big day of their dreams.
January 3-December 30, Hodges and pride in their ruling. Within two hours after the District Court published its ruling, two men from Des Moines submitted an application for marriage to the county recorder and their application was accepted.
In most states, the early-round court battles have been fought quickly, with few courtroom witnesses and a lot of lawyerly arguments about the meanings of clauses in state constitutions.