For Immediate Release
Contact: Ryan Roemerman, Executive Director, Iowa Pride Network, 515-243-1110
IOWA PRIDE NETWORK PROUD OF IOWA SUPREME COURT DECISION
Decision enhances organization’s vision of a state that embraces LGBT citizens
Des Moines, IA – April 3, 2009 – In a unanimous decision, the Iowa Supreme Court today held that the statute limiting civil marriage to only heterosexual couples violates the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution.
“This ruling is historic for Iowa and the nation and speaks boldly about true equality,” stated Ryan Roemerman, Executive Director of Iowa Pride Network, a statewide advocacy organization for LGBT students. “This ruling advances our vision of creating a state that embraces its LGBT citizens. It shows that marriage equality is not just an Iowa value—it’s an American value.”