What people don’t know about Iowa
I follow changes in the marriage debate across the country and around the world. I’m often surprised as I travel around that not everyone follows these things as closely as I do. So, one of my jobs is keeping ordinary people informed about strange goings-on in other parts of the country.
For instance, my audience in Kalamazoo Michigan last week was generally unaware that Iowa had same sex marriage. Yes, says I, same sex marriage in Iowa of all places. Judges did it in 2009 in a case called Varnum v Brien. I think it was a lousy decision.
So for the benefit of those new readers who joined the Ruth blog and the newsletter list in the last week or so, I am linking to a couple of articles I wrote about the Iowa same sex marriage decision when it was handed down. One of my articles was called “The Institution formerly Known as Marriage,” and was published by the Witherspoon Institute. The other was called, “How Marriage Lost in Iowa,” and was published in the National Catholic Register. If you have friends in Iowa, go ahead and forward these articles to them. Get their opinion of these articles and of the decision. I’d love to hear from some Hawkeyes about this!