Google
Gayapolis
Web
 

 

Welcome!
 
Username:

Password:


Register Now

Site Navigation

gay news News

gay directory Directory

gay travel Travel

gay weddings Weddings

gay real estate Real Estate

gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people People

free gay personals Personals

gay careers Careers

email Gayapolis Email Us

Gayapolis Home Page Home

 

 


After Gay Marriage, Divorce Down, Marriages Up in Iowa
Iowa ended a four-year slide in the number of couples getting married last year, but experts say the turnaround could have been aided in part by an April 2009 court ruling that legalized same-sex marriages. Also, Iowa posted the lowest number of divorces since 1970 with 7,286 dissolutions, according to preliminary statistics issued by the state Department of Public Health.

"That's really good news," said Laurie Linhart, a lecturer in Drake University's Department of Culture & Society who specializes in marriage-related issues.

Preliminary vital records compiled by state officials indicate 21,139 marriages occurred in Iowa last year - the most since 2000 and the first increase since 2005. The 1,573 jump in marriages over 2008 included the first-ever same-gender unions that took place statewide after the Iowa Supreme Court overturned a state law that defined marriage as only between one man and one woman.

Full Story from the Sioux City Journal 
Click Here to Return to the Gayapolis News Section

Published on:  July 23, 2010


Most Recent Articles on Gayapolis.com:

Want to Get Married on Gay Kauai? - November 23, 2014
Amazing New Park Planned for New York Gayborhood - November 23, 2014
HRC's Workplace Equality Guide Lists Businesses to Avoid - November 23, 2014
Lubbock Mayor Unhappy Over Zero Score on HRC's Equality Index - November 23, 2014
Gay Teen Found Guilty of Assault for Defending Himself from a Bully - November 23, 2014
Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: The Golden Hotel, Golden, Colorado - November 23, 2014
Marriage Equality Round-Up - November 23rd - November 23, 2014
Purple Roofs LGBT Travel Newsletter 11/22/14 - November 22, 2014
Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Aldrich Guest House, Galena, Illinois - November 22, 2014
Buenos Aires Pride Goes On Despite City Security Withdrawl - November 22, 2014

Sign up for free daily news updates from Gayapolis

 

 

 

advertising: 

 


Home - News - Directory - Travel - Weddings - Real-Estate - People - Careers - My Account - Log Out
Linking to Gayapolis - Web Site Services - About Gayapolis - Contact Us - Advertising Information - Usage/Privacy Policy
Purple Roofs Travel Directory - Purple Unions Wedding Directory - Gay Realty Network - Mi Casa Su Casa Home Trade - Mongoose On The Loose Web Design
Contents ©2000-2008 Gayapolis, Inc.