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Same-sex couples tie the knot in Iowa

Published 04/28/2009, Amy Lorentzen

The first same-sex couples tied the knot Monday in Iowa as the controversial issue of gay marriage moved to the nation’s heartland. Melisa Keeton and Shelley Wolfe were declared “legally married” by pastor Peg Esperanaza during a ceremony in front of the Polk County administrative offices in Des Moines. It didn’t take long before they were referring to one another as “wife.”

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