Says Reggi: "We know it's not going to be recognized in Missouri. We're not delusional."
Reggi adds that he and his Iowa-bound group are quickly discovering that the stereotypically straight-laced, corn-happy state has its share of exotic enticements. After the wedding ceremony, the couples hope to attend a reception at a Buddhist commune just outside of Iowa City.
Scott Emanuel and Ed Reggi will lead a group of gay couples to Iowa City to get married.