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

Top Young Divers Come Out - November 30, 2015
United Airlines Now a 'Top-Tier' Partner with the National Gay Pilots Association - November 30, 2015
Republican Governor of Florida Supports Houston-Like Anti-Gay Ordinance in Jacksonville - November 30, 2015
Violence Against Transgender People in Argentina Continues - November 30, 2015
Announcement: A Night on Blood Isle, by Stephen del Mar - November 30, 2015
Bilbao & Beyond: 10 Great Spanish Art Museums To Visit Before You Die - November 30, 2015
Carlos Melia - Sunset At The Iconic Shwedagon Pagoda - November 30, 2015
Seven Things to Do When #TravelingWhileTrans - November 30, 2015
Featured Gay Accommodations: Brandt House B&B, Greenfield, Massachusetts - November 30, 2015
We Want More Walkable Neighborhoods - But Can Our Communities Deliver? - November 30, 2015

Sign up for free daily news updates from Gayapolis






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.