Gay marriage ruling has Iowans weighing their values
Legalization, however, means something different for Iowa than for its predecessors. The ruling is destined, for one thing, to reposition the heartland state as more progressive than it's usually perceived, especially by people who have never been to Iowa and dismiss the entire region as "fly-over" territory.
There is also the economic capital: Because legal status is granted only to residents, s...
Christian Science Monitor • Apr 7, 2009