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Fighting for Families

NORTH LIBERTY, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28): Cyndy and Amy Woodhouse would count themselves lucky.

“We’re accepted here because we’re just like everyone else,” Cyndy said in response to talking about living in Iowa.

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Making History: Celebrating 5 Years of Marriage Equality in Iowa

RedWingFive years ago on April 3, 2009, Iowans won the freedom to marry.

Today, we celebrate. We celebrate the courageous plaintiff couples in the historic Varnum v. Brien case. We celebrate Lambda Legal and the advocates who helped win the case. We celebrate the 7 Iowa Supreme Court justices who did the right thing and ruled unanimously in favor of marriage for gay and lesbian couples, even though it cost some of them their jobs.

Iowa helped pave the way for marriage across the country. As the third state in the nation to embrace the freedom to marry, we helped propel the nation forward.

Today, 17 states and the District of Columbia have achieved marriage and a majority of Americans support marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Five years ago, this was not the case.

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