Friday, April 3, 2009

news from Iowa

Interesting news about gay marriage from close to home...Iowa is the latest state to legalize gay marriage. Today. Right here in the heartland.

From the story,

John Logan, a sociology professor at Brown University, said Iowa's status as a largely rural, Midwest state could enforce an argument that gay marriage is no longer a fringe issue.

"When it was only California and Massachusetts, it could be perceived as extremism on the coasts and not related to core American values.

"But as it extends to states like Iowa, and as attitudes toward gay marriage have evidently changed, then people will look at it as an example of broad acceptance," Logan said.

I know people have strong beliefs about it on both sides of the issue, but I think it's inevitable that gay marriage will be legal in the U.S. And I think that's a good thing.

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