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Iowa Rep. Steve King Defends Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Iowa Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Sunday Arizona’s now defunct SB 1062 would have been good for businesses and that homosexuality is "self-professed behavior" and that it can’t be "independently verified."

Iowa Store Clerk Says He was Fired For Being Gay, Sues

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 24, 2014
A store clerk from outside of Des Moines, Iowa, says he was fired from his job because he is gay -- not long after he was told he was acting too "feminine" in the store.

Iowa Gov. Continues to Work on Bullying Prevention

By Catherine Lucey | Sunday Oct 13, 2013
Bullying prevention will again be a key issue for Gov. Terry Branstad this fall.

Iowa’s House Members Mirror GOP’s National Divide

By Thomas Beaumont | Saturday Oct 5, 2013
U.S. Reps. Steve King and Tom Latham represent adjoining congressional districts in Iowa, and are devout Republicans. Yet in philosophy and style, they couldn’t be further apart on how they approach fiscal matters and fight for their positions.

Court: Iowa Man Guilty Under HIV Transmission Law

Wednesday Oct 2, 2013
The Iowa Court of Appeals is upholding the conviction of an Iowa man who didn’t tell a sexual partner he was HIV-positive.

Ethics Board Not Removing Director From National Organizations of Marriage Investigation

By David Pitt | Thursday Aug 22, 2013
The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board voted Wednesday not to remove its executive director from an investigation into whether the National Organization for Marriage violated state law by not disclosing campaign donors.

Iowa Mother Says Son was Bullied Before Suicide

Monday Jul 29, 2013
The mother of a central Iowa high school student says her son committed suicide after being bullied.

Iowa High School Halts Matthew Shepard Play

Tuesday Jul 23, 2013
Administrators at a southeast Iowa high school halted plans for a student production of "The Laramie Project," but the show will go on at a local performing arts center.

Gay Men Plan Des Moines Blood Donation Protest

Friday Jul 12, 2013
A Des Moines blood donation center is 1 of 53 sites targeted for a nationwide protest by gay men.

Midwest Competition For Gay Wedding Tourism?

By Catherine Lucey | Monday Jun 24, 2013
Iowa will get some competition in the cake and champagne industry when a Minnesota law legalizing gay marriage goes into effect on Aug. 1. Some Minnesota officials are already rolling out the red carpet for gay couples in other states.