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  •  If it had been a stright couple (0+ / 0-)

    the presumption would have been that the man was the father. And in this case, judges decided to allow same sex marriage--I wouldn't be surprised to find a number of conservative Iowans dislike it and are doing whatever they can to make life difficult for same sex couples.  It's not the law I worry about--but the motives for enforcing it.  KInda like the old Catholic biddy who was the clerk of the court in upstate NY who was refusing to issue licenses to gay couples? She finally resigned. I am willing to hope the court will tell them to fix this--if theya re married, BOTH parents should ahve their name on the birth certificate. I am hoping the law hasn't come up to relaity, but I can STILL see some idiots behaving liek the old biddy untils omeone squashes them

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 08:30:42 PM PST

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    •  If it's reached this stage, (1+ / 0-)
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      It's been vetted by the AG.  No individual clerk is driving the bus.

      If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in the dark with a mosquito.

      by marykk on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 05:03:38 AM PST

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      •  MAYBE. (0+ / 0-)

        Then the law is an ass, and it needs changing.  I suspect the court is how it will have to be changed.

        Never underestimate the power of the bigots.

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 12:18:28 PM PST

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