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Watch: Ted Cruz Inspired to Talk LGBT Rights with Ellen Page

LEGAL | Aug 25
Ellen Page, who came out as gay last year, got into a heated back-and-forth with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair. The surprise attack had the politician caught with his mouth full.

2 Iowa Women Get Married After 72 Years Together

More than seven decades after beginning their relationship, Vivian Boyack and Alice "Nonie" Dubes have gotten married.

Iowa Woman Calls for Lift of FDA Donation Ban

HIV/AIDS | Aug 18
An Iowa mom is speaking out against the Food and Drug Administration's ban on donations of some tissue from gay men after her son died and some of his organs were rejected.

Iowa is First State to Reform HIV Criminalization Statute

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 3
On May 30, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law bi-partisan legislation that will modernize Iowa’s HIV criminal transmission statute.

Iowa Legislature Passes HIV Transmission Bill

HIV/AIDS | May 1
The Iowa Legislature has sent to the governor a measure lessening the penalties for people who unknowingly expose someone to HIV with no intention of infecting them.

Teen Father Charged in Death of Newborn to be Adopted by Lesbian Couple

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 25
A teenage father from Des Moines, Iowa, was arrested Wednesday and charged with neglect in connection to the death of a 4-month-old boy, who was supposed to be adopted by a lesbian couple.

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

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 4
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

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 24
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

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

Iowa’s House Members Mirror GOP’s National Divide

NATIONAL | By Thomas Beaumont | Oct 5
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.

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