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What Happened to Polk Street?
Behold: A Map Of San Francisco's Lost Gay Bars: SFist
Gay marriage advocates began celebrating early Friday after the Iowa Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling finding that the state's same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples. In its decision, the court upholds a Polk County District Court judge's ruling that the law violates the Iowa Constitution. It strikes the language from Iowa code limiting marriage to between a man a woman. Court rules dictate that it will take about 21 days for the ruling to be considered final and a request for a rehearing could be filed within that period. That means it will be at least several weeks before gay and lesbian couples can seek marriage licenses. Polk County Attorney John Sarcone said the county attorney's office will not ask for a rehearing, meaning the court's decision should take effect after that three-week period. The case has been working its way through Iowa's court system since when Lambda Legal , a New York-based gay rights organization, filed a lawsuit on behalf of six gay and lesbian Iowa couples who were denied marriage licenses.
Gretchen Polk, Complications
The Castro district as gay mecca has been a phenomenon of the past 30 years. But there has been a gay community in San Francisco since the early 20th century, and probably before that. It started in North Beach, moved around to the waterfront, then made the slow migration up Market Street into the Tenderloin, out Polk Street and finally to the Castro. The following map shows 40 points of interest in San Francisco gay history.
Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT residents. We aim to provide social events that are relaxed and friendly, where you can meet new people and make new friends. We provide people with an alternative to the "commercial scene".