Iowa has not legalized gay marriage (4/4, A-1, “Iowa court OKs gay marriage”). Their Supreme Court unanimously struck down a law that excluded gay couples from marriage, and rightfully so. Some have demanded an explanation for this allegedly radical decision. None is needed.
In a free society the government must only justify a restriction on freedom, not a bestowal of it. In other words, if you want gay marriage to be illegal, the burden is on you to explain why. A logical explanation to that effect is unavailable, because it doesn’t exist.
We resent governmental interference in our personal lives, so why do we accept it in the case of gay marriage? I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman, but I don’t think my government should pass a law requiring you to agree with me.
Good for Iowa. Hopefully someday Kansas follows suit.