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Iowa is First State to Reform HIV Criminalization Statute

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
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

Thursday May 1, 2014
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

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Apr 25, 2014
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

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.