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Relationship Recognition

Iowa Code § 595.2(1), overruled by Varnum v. Brien, 763 N.W.2d 862 (Iowa 2009)

Iowa recognizes marriages between same-sex couples, following an unanimous 2009 Iowa Supreme Court decision in Varnum v. Brien. “In this case, we must decide if our state statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a woman violates the Iowa Constitution, as the district court ruled. On our review, we hold the Iowa marriage statute violates the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution. Therefore, we affirm the decision of the district court.”