Wednesday marks the 4th anniversary of Iowa Supreme Court’s landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage.
Now four years later, Pastor Jay Wolin of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Quad Cities says he cherished every same-sex wedding he gets to be a part of.
“I feel very blessed to hold this scared event for these people,” Wolin tells us.
According to a Gallup poll, more than 50% of Americans feel that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. Wolin says that is promising.
“I think our society has reached that tipping point, where this is a very common and acceptable practice within the country.”
Still, Iowa remains only 1 of 9 states to legalize same-sex marriage. Pastor Wolin says he will continue to remain hopeful that other states will follow Iowa’s lead and our county will continue to move in this direction.
“There is still a way to go, I don’t think we can rest on where we are in the process but we are at a positive place,” Wolin says. “We can see change happening.”
In Illinois, the legalization of same-sex marriage has been proposed in this session but no rulings have been made yet.