Surprisingly, more non-Iowan LGBT couples are getting hitched than residents?
The Des Moines Register is reporting that out-of-staters made up 60% of the same-sex couples that were married in Iowa since they made it leagal in April 2009.
"A new report from the Iowa Department of Public Health says 2,020 same-sex marriages were recorded in the state from April 27, 2009, through March 31, 2010. Only 815 of the couples were from Iowa. The newly married included 199 gay couples from Illinois, 158 from Missouri and 111 from Nebraska. Overall, 19,904 couples were married in Iowa during the time period. Of those, 2,020 were listed as 'same gender' couples, 16,869 were listed as 'opposite gender' and 1,015 were listed as 'not stated.' Among gay couples getting married here, 728 were two men, and 1,292 were two women."
Even State Representative Deborah Mel has said that she and her partner will travel to Iowa next year to tie the knot!
Come on Illinois, it's time to pass same-sex marriage, look at Iowa, and the other states where it's passed, they haven't imploded, life hasn't ended, things haven't changed at all there, plus think of all the extra money that will enter the economy when Gay Weddings are legal! You know the gays - they've got to have the best!