Thursday, March 17, 2011
"America's Finest News Source" Weighs in On Iowa Same-Sex Marriage
By Melissa Meinzer
on Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 12:45 PM
This November, for instance, three state Supreme Court justices who helped strike down the state's prohibition on same-sex marriage lost their seats in a retention vote
-- the first time in Iowa history this has happened -- after a concerted effort by Washington, D.C., based gay-haters the National Organization for Marriage
For now, same-sex marriage remains on the books in Iowa. But according to The Onion
, the satiric newspaper billing itself as "America's Finest News Source," greater forces are at play. Check out
the paper's wry take on the town of Davenport falling into the clutches of Satan after one of the legal same-sex marriages that take place there. It's hilarious...sort of. We have to wonder if the story is circulating through NOM's internal email as proof that their message of intolerance has been right all along.
Our neighbors in Iowa have enjoyed the right to same-sex marriage since 2009, but it hasn't been without controversy.