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Dawn BarbouRoske, second from left, of Iowa City, leans towards her partner, Jen BarbouRoske after learning of the Iowa Supreme Court ruling in favor of legalizing gay marriage in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday. Between them is their daughter Bre, 6. Their other daughter, McKinley, 11, reacts to the ruling at left. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Christopher Gannon) (April 03, 2009)
The ultra-conservative right wing, in the meantime, made several news media forecasts that by approving gay marriage in Iowa, the State of Iowa would probably become a state where gay partners wishing to tie the knot will eventually gravitate. Since I have spent an immoderate amount of time living in the Midwest, I feel I know the political mindset of Iowa. I admit the State Court ruling in favor of gay marriages seemed a bit ironic to me, despite the fact I also feel the courts have no business in the institution of marriage.
Why or how did Iowa, a mostly-conservative state when it comes to such matters, choose to legalize such marriages?