Marriages Begin In Iowa

Same-sex marriage became legal this morning in Iowa and judges waived the three-day waiting period for some couples who wanted to marry immediately. Under the headline Historic Day For Iowa, the Des Moines Register is covering the scene at county recorders’ offices all over the state. Anti-gay activists delivered petitions at some state offices demanding that recorders “obey their conscience” and refuse to issue licenses to same-sex couples, but so far there is no report of any state employee refusing to do so.