Yes, it’s been four full years since the Iowa Supreme Court unexpectedly legalized marriage equality in the US Heartland. The Huffington Post reports:
And on that day, while Iowans celebrated, people across the country scratched their heads and asked, “Iowa? Really?” as our state became only the third in the nation to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples. This American heartland state found itself ahead of California, New York and all the other “usual suspects.” While the rest of the country was bewildered by Iowa’s leadership in this movement, Iowans applauded a long and storied history of upholding individual liberty. This marriage ruling only strengthened what we already knew about Iowa.
Congratulations to our LGBT brothers and sisters in Iowa on their fourth anniversary.