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Marriage in Iowa

On April 3, 2009 the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled that laws banning gay and lesbian couples the right to marry violated their constitutional right to equality. Several weeks later, gay and lesbian couples from Iowa or anywhere in the United States were able to legally marry in Iowa. As of June 26, 2015 same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states after a ruling from the United States Supreme Court. 


Please make sure you understand Iowa's marriage laws before you plan your wedding in Decorah.  

Recent changes in state law require you to apply for a marriage license in person or to request an application by mail. 

For more information:

Teresa Bockman, County Recorder
201 W. Main Street
Decorah, IA 52101

Phone: 563-382-3486
Fax: 563-382-5437



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