Note to all Gay Iowans, if you want to get married, better hurry up and do it before some council convenes and has this temporary victory overturned!
*gets handed paper*
Sorry, too late, it’s been overturned.
DES MOINES, Iowa Two men were married outside a minister’s home in the state’s first legal same-sex wedding Friday morning, less than 24 hours after a judge threw out Iowa’s ban on gay marriage.
A minister married two men outside his Iowa home Friday morning, sealing the state’s first legal same-sex wedding. Less than 24 hours earlier, a judge had thrown out Iowa’s ban on gay marriage.
The Rev. Mark Stringer declared college students Sean Fritz and Tim McQuillan legally wed.
It was narrow window of opportunity.
At 11 a.m., after about 20 gay couples had applied for marriage licenses, the Polk County Recorder announced that she had been instructed to stop accepting their applications.
Recorder Julie Haggerty said the instruction came from the county attorney’s office after Judge Robert Hanson, the same judge who threw out the ban on Thursday, verbally issued a stay of his ruling at the county’s request. Hanson was expected to file the written ruling later in the day, his clerk said.