It's no secret that I, as a general rule, disdain the coasts and most of the people that live thee. They very much like to look down on Midwesterners as some sort of ignorant, backward people. Well, while everyone in California was busy overturning gay marriage, Iowa just became the third state to legalize same-sex marriage.
That's right -- not urbane New York, not liberal California, but good ol' corn-pone, middle-of-nowhere, backward Iowa.
I can't begin to express how proud I am of my home state today, and how happy I am that I'm coincidentally in Des Moines today and get to join in on the victory celebrations. Today Iowa has made one the biggest steps in the new civil rights movement, and we'll be moving forward from here!