Midwestern marriage work-arounds, 2013

midwestern_workaround I couldn’t help but be moved by the resiliency documented in this Al Jazeera article on chartered buses for Illinois and Missouri same-sex couples looking to marry … in Iowa.

“Even if the couple from Granite City, Ill., an eastern suburb of St. Louis, went to a state that gave marriage licenses to same-sex couples, it would be little more than scrap paper in Illinois or Missouri.

“Every time a state would pass (same-sex marriage), our friends would go, ‘OK, you can go to Canada. Go over here. Go there. They have it,” Davis said. “We said, ‘You don’t understand. We still have to come back here.’”

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