Wednesday was a difficult day for The American Independent News Network, which is the larger entity that operates The Iowa Independent. Our chief executive and founder announced two of our sister sites would close and their content would be moved to The American Independent.
Marriage equality in Iowa: One year later
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision in Varnum v. Brien, which effectively legalized same-sex marriage in the Hawkeye State.
As supporters celebrate and opponents condemn the court’s decision, we felt it might be interesting to take a look back at The Iowa Independent’s team coverage of the historic event. We are particularly proud of our work that day, and last summer it was awarded first place in the “Beat Reporting” category by the Association of State Capitol Reporters and Editors, a national organization of state capitol journalists.
All stories appeared April 3, 2009: