Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U. In a joint press release on April 3, Iowa House Speaker Pat Murphy and Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal welcomed the court's decision, saying "When all is said and done, we believe the only lasting question about today's events will be why it took us so long.
Bakerand Justice Michael Streit in their subsequent retention election"with heavy support from out-of-state conservative and religious groups.
Same-sex unions in the United States. Goldberg Plyler v. Decided on June 26,Obergefell overturned Baker and requires all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize same-sex marriages validly performed in other jurisdictions.
Notes Performed statewide in 18 states and Mexico Cityin certain municipalities in three other states, and recognized by all states in such cases. MLive Michigan. April 26,
The Williams Institute. Retrieved February 3, Registered foreign marriages confer limited rights. Retrieved December 22,
Brien , N. Archived from the original on September 11, Despite the ruling in Varnum , the Iowa Department of Public Health had refused to recognize same-sex marriages when completing birth and death certificates.