Apr 27, 2009

Who knew?

I mean, Iowa is awesome. Mostly because Allen lives there. Also because I like corn and other crops. Also, the gays finally get to "do it" in god's name or something. No more cohabitating in sin... But who knew it was such a progressive state? Certainly not me. Check it out: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/26/us/26iowa.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&partner=rss&emc=rss They certainly have kicked the Supreme Court's ass in the whole "be nice to people" game... In 1839, the Supreme Court for what was then the territory of Iowa refused to recognize a slave as a possession, years before the United States Supreme Court would rule in an opposite fashion, against Dred Scott. In 1868 and 1873, the court issued rulings favoring desegregating schools and public accommodations, almost a century before the United States Supreme Court heard Brown v. Board of Education. Iowa was the first state, in 1869, to permit women to practice law. Outlawing segregated schools a CENTURY before Brown v. Board of Education. Wow. (Sort of unrelated... this is an interesting map about desegregation) Anyway, Iowa, you're awesome. I don't care if percentage-wise your people don't favor gay marriage, I love that as a whole you don't give a shit what people do on their own time. Good work.

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