In order to get married in Iowa, you must first apply for a marriage license at the county recorder's or registrar's office. The county recorder and county registrar are one and the same. The county recorder is usually located in the county courthouse or administrative building. See the county list at the end for directions. Your residency has no affect on the marriage license process or fee.
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Iowa began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on April 27, following a ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court , making Iowa the fourth U. Same-sex couples may also adopt, and state laws ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations. Prior to European settlement of Iowa in the early 19th century, several Native American tribes inhabited the area. These include the Dakota and Omaha peoples. Among these people groups, perceptions toward gender and sexuality differed significantly to that of the Western world. The Dakota recognize individuals known as winkta who were assigned male at birth but act and behave as women. Likewise, the Omaha refer to such individuals as mix'uga.
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April 3, -- A Republican congressman from Iowa warned Friday that the state could turn into "the gay marriage Mecca" if the state legislature does not begin restricting marriage licenses to in-state residents. The statement from Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, which followed the Iowa Supreme Court's unanimous ruling striking down a state ban on same-sex marriage, underscored the emotional power the issue holds for social conservatives in the state, which will hold the GOP's first presidential nominating contest in
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