Tag: Tourism

Out-of-State Applicants Account for Nearly Half of All Iowa Same Sex Marriages

You may remember a short time ago, the U.S. Senate attached Hate Crimes legislation to a tourism promotion bill – prior to moving it over to the defense spending bill. At that time, I wrote an article asking what sexual orientation and tourism have in common. Well, now we finally have our answer.

Let’s face it, Iowa isn’t exactly the tourism capital of the United States. In fact, it’s likely one of the last places mentioned when you ask someone where they would like to spend their summer vacation.


August 31, 2009 1

What Do Hate Crimes and Travel Promotion Have in Common?

Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t for the life of me figure out what hate crimes and the promotion of tourism into the United States have to do with each other. However, as is being reported via an “unnamed source” by way of the Washington Blade, Americablog and Pam’s House Blend, The United States Senate has deemed adding the current Hate Crimes Bill as an Amendment to S. 1023, also known as the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, proper.

The purpose of S. 1023 is “to establish a non-profit corporation to communicate United States entry policies and otherwise promote leisure, business, and scholarly travel to the United States.”


June 15, 2009 1