Some Iowans spent Wednesday celebrating to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court’s landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage.
At the time, Iowa was only the fourth state in the nation and the first state in the Midwest to allow same-sex marriage. Five other states have followed a similar path since then.
According to a recent Gallup poll, more than 50 percent of Americans now believe that gay couples should be able to marry.
Eastern Iowa Pastor Jay Wolin says he hopes other states will follow Iowa’s lead, “There is still a ways to go, I don’t think we can rest on where we are in the process, but we are at a positive place and we can see change happening.”
Iowa’s neighbor Illinois has proposed legalizing same sex marriage in this session, but no ruling has come down.