Varnum v. Brien was a 2009 Iowa Supreme Court case in which the Court unanimously agreed that the state's limitation of marriage to opposite-sex couples violated the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution. The case made same-sex marriage legal in Iowa.
- Why was Varnum v. Brien such an important decision for the state of Iowa?
- How did Varnum v. Brien guarantee human rights?
"Varnum v. Brien," Iowa Supreme Court, 3 April 2009. Courtesy of CaseLaw