FILE - In this April 27, 2009, file photo Jodie Vandermark-Martinez, right, places a ring on the finger of Jessica Vandermark-Martinez, left, during their wedding ceremony in Des Moine

 

              FILE - In this April 27, 2009, file photo  Jodie Vandermark-Martinez, right, places a ring on the finger of Jessica Vandermark-Martinez, left, during their wedding ceremony in Des Moine
FILE - In this April 27, 2009, file photo Jodie Vandermark-Martinez, right, places a ring on the finger of Jessica Vandermark-Martinez, left, during their wedding ceremony in Des Moines, Iowa. Ever since gay couples began flocking to Iowa to marry three years ago, conservative Republicans have been looking forward to amassing enough political power to put an end to it. But now that the opportunity is finally approaching, their goal may be slipping out of reach as conservative lawmakers watch public opinion move away from them on the issue. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)