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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Iowa General Assembly passed gay rights bill
Kyle Webster at 12:00 AM ET

On April 25, 2007, the Iowa General Assembly passed a bill that granted equal opportunity protections to gay and lesbian individuals in areas of housing, employment and education. The bill was a precursor to the Iowa Supreme Court overturning Iowa's ban on same-sex marriage. Today, Iowa is one of 21 states and the District of Columbia that protect sexual orientation in areas of employment and housing, and one of nine states and the District of Columbia that recognizes same-sex marriage.

Learn more about gay rights from the JURIST news archive, and read an overview of Same-Sex Marriage in Features.

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