In June 2015, former Iowa Supreme Court justices Michael Streit and David L.Baker, who participated in the unanimous same-sex marriage ruling, expressed support for Obergefell v. Streit and Baker were removed from their position as justices by Iowa voters in 2010, following a campaign by opponents of same-sex marriage.
The next morning, several other couples applied for marriage licenses before Hanson issued his stay.
On February 1, 2011, with Republicans in a majority in the Iowa House, the House passed House Joint Resolution 6 by a vote of 62-37.
Democratic leaders promised to block debate in the Senate, which they did.
After receiving the waiver and applying for a marriage license on the morning of August 31, the couple was married in a short ceremony that morning by a Unitarian Universalist minister on the minister's front lawn in Des Moines.
Lowman and Kassis' three-day waiting period was waived by a judge, however, Hanson's stay occurred before the couple was able to record the marriage license.
Judge Robert Hanson of Polk County District Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs on August 30, 2007.