Welcome to the same-sex marriage club. And a unanimous ruling, no less.
So that makes 3 now: Iowa, Connecticaut, and Massachusetts will marry gay people...with Rhode Island and New York recognizing those marriages.
Of course, right now Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire all appear to be working on legalization via the legislative route, threats of vetoes from bigoted governors aside.
In short: We're winning. Slow, but sure, we're actually winning.
And because Iowa isn't some coastal state, but a state in "real America" (whatever the hell that means) and dead smack in the heartland...the fight just got a whoooooole lot easier.
*gives Iowa one big ol' hug*
Speaking of which: Massachusetts is totally making hay while the sun shines on being one of the Few, the Proud, the Rainbow-Friendly states. I mean, we gotta get those honeymoon dollars before every state starts cashing in, right?
Check out the multi-colored motif now dominating the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism Web site. Then, you've got to watch the ad. I saw that ad in primetime. On FOX no less.
Bwah! Do we know our audience or what?
*buffs nails* At least we got a head start on Iowa and Connecticut for the honeymoon destination industry.
Plus, we're way more charismatic than Iowa. *raspberries my peeps from that state*
Nah. I'm kidding.
In all seriousness, welcome to the club Iowa. May you discover that people are just people, no matter what, and may you be a lantern of enlightenment for your neighboring states.