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Conservatively biased Iowa newspaper tries to deliver Marriage Equality by the numbers. And fails.

The Hawk Eye--Iowa's own Faux News:
"Across the country, nearly 150,000 same-sex couples claimed to be in a married relationship last year.

The figures, according to the Associated Press, far outweigh the number of actual weddings and civil unions tallied by the first census data on same-sex marriages."

According to this piece only 60 same-sex marriages had occurred in Iowa... yet one Pastor claims to have done about 40. If all that's true, she's got a fucking corner on the market like whoa. If they ever start to pick up, she might be a little overwhelmed. Some 66% of 1000 weddings may just be too much for her.


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Chris Geidner: In Iowa, judges are ousted.

Via Chris Geidner's Poliglot blog at Metro Weekly:


In Iowa, which declared Iowa's marriage ban unconstitutional under the state's constitution in 2009, the National Organization for Marriage got one of its first electoral victories this year. The judicial retention elections appear to have resulted in the replacement of all three justices up for a vote this year.

Here, as of 3:35 a.m. and with 1767 out of 1774 precincts reporting, are the Iowa Secretary of State's election results:

Supreme Court Justice David L. Baker
Yes 443437 45.75%
No 525865 54.25%

Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Streit
Yes 442459 45.6%
No 527921 54.4%

Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus
Yes 437118 44.99%
No 534486 55.01%

The court was unanimous in its 2009 ruling that Iowa's constitution required marriage equality."

Can we trust Rasmussen anymore?


Happy Hour Roundup will be coming late today. Fortunately, there is lots of news to report on! Unfortunately, there will be no time for me to collect it and send it. Expect it between 5pm and 6pm!