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Above the Fold: LGBTQ Iowans reflect on 15 years of gay marriage in the state

On the 15th anniversary of same-sex marriage becoming legalized in Iowa, LGBTQ Iowans celebrate marriage equality while facing concerns about current state legislation.

On April 3, 2009, Iowa became the third state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage. LGBTQ Iowans discuss the significance of Iowa being among the first to have marriage equality for gay couples, and how current legislation in the state impacts the community.

RELATED: Fifteen years later: Iowa’s evolution of marriage equality

Above the Fold is hosted and produced by Natalie Dunlap. Reporting from Isabelle Roland contributed to this episode.

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Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor
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Natalie Dunlap is the Assistant Digital Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is the host and producer of the Above the Fold news podcast. She has previously worked as a news reporter, news editor, politics reporter, politics editor, and digital producer for the DI. She is a senior majoring in journalism and minoring in English and gender, women's, and sexuality studies. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting while listening to pop culture podcasts.
Emily Nyberg, Visual Editor
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Emily Nyberg is a second-year student at the University of Iowa double majoring in Journalism and Cinematic arts. Prior to her role as a Visual Editor, Emily was a Photojournalist, and a News Reporter covering higher education.