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This program originally aired on April 02, 2019. In 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court handed down a unanimous ruling in the case of Varnum v. Brien, making Iowa the third state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. On this episode of River to River , a look back at the historic decision 10 years later. Guests: Camilla Taylor, director of constitutional litigation for the Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal Sharon Melheiro, founder of One Iowa Matt McCoy, former Iowa State Senator Iowa residents Maryfrances Evans and Michael Morain, each of whom have been able to marry their longtime partners under the decision.
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The Varnum Decision: Ten Years of Marriage Equality in Iowa