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-- Iowa will become the third state in the nation where gay marriages legal.
The State Supreme Court issued a landmark decision today the only other two states that allow gay marriage -- in the northeast.
Correspondent Molly Line says there's a big push in the region to increase that total.
In the -- year since Massachusetts legalized gay marriage only neighboring Connecticut has done the same and now Iowa Supreme Court has declared the State's ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional.
The decision could be final within weeks allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry there still.
Dozens of states have passed laws preemptively banning same sex couples from marrying.
Despite a few gains in many losses gay rights activists believe they're gaining momentum renewing their focus on New England -- legislative efforts -- underway in New Hampshire Maine and Vermont.
The fact that we're not dealing with an unknown that we can look at our neighboring states and and see that that.
Families are stronger nobody's -- anything.
That makes it a lot harder for folks to argue against it here.
Vermont's legislature passed a bill this week to legalize same sex marriage but the State's Republican governor Jim Douglas says he'll veto the measure forcing opponents to work toward an override vote.
-- based organization gay and lesbian advocates and defenders or glad had organized a new campaign they've done -- six by twelve.
Could -- -- if you get all six New England states to legalize gay marriage by 2012.
But they're facing a passionate opposition.
In -- reliably red New Hampshire Democrats have -- -- majority marriage equality bill passed the house and we'll now go to the senate.
The GOP is battling back putting blame on special interests and their money.
But -- targeted.
Small state like New Hampshire small state like Vermont.
-- outside money and and campaign support.
To elect people surprise people in and elections in fact and elect them with this specific agenda in mind.
Conservatives say it's the people who should decide not politicians wherever the people get to vote Arizona Florida California last November.
Absolutely marriage between a man and woman.
Yet -- these progressive or legislatures now are are going -- Against the grain.
And state -- -- the fight is far from over in Montpelier Vermont Molly Line fox.
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