A woman in Iowa says she's planning a
prayer service against the opening of gay marriage on Monday, reports
the Chicago Tribune.
Gloria Villanueva is urging people to
go to their local courthouse on Monday, the first day an Iowa Supreme
Court decision legalizing gay marriage goes into effect, and pray at
A second effort to disrupt gay nuptials
in Iowa asks county recorders to deny marriage licenses to gay and
lesbian couples and break the law on Monday. At least one lawmaker,
Senator Merlin Bartz, a Republican from Grafton, is facing possible
ethics charges for abetting the illegal action.
Iowa imposes a three-day waiting period
before a marriage can take place, but a judge may elect to waive the
requirement, leaving the possibility that vows between gay couples
might be exchanged as early as Monday.
Villanueva says she disagrees with the
court's unanimous decision and is organizing the prayer service to
have her voice heard. She plans to attend a prayer service at the
Van Buren County courthouse in Keosauqua.