Iowa is named for the Native American Iowa people. The
official name of the state is the "State of Iowa". Iowa experiences a continental
climate with extremes of both heat and cold.
The Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, signifies the prodigious spirit of Iowa.
Each year the state capitol is visited not only by Iowans, but by people from all
over the world. The capitol's golden dome can be seen for miles, symbolizing
representative government for the citizens of the state.
Iowa Gay Issues:
1998 – Anti-gay marriage statute banned marriage for same-sex couples
Same-sex marriage case is pending
Has domestic violence laws that are gender neutral and
include household members and dating partners
Has no sodomy laws.
Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
Trial courts have granted second-parent adoptions
Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
Has hate crime laws that include crimes based in
Some Iowa Cities:
Ames - Cedar Rapids - Council Bluffs - Dubuque - Iowa City
Knoxville - Monticello - Waterloo - Waukee