Editorial: Don't rely too heavily on outside funding

We applaud the efforts of the UI Foundation to supplement the school's operating budget with outside donations, but we can't help but wonder about the implications of public schools becoming too reliant on private donors in a future of shrinking public support.

Overton: Low voter turnout unacceptable

Considering the puny voter turnout, it would be most accurate to say that the people of Johnson County decided not to decide on the proposed justice center.

Richson: Family, not labels

Not only do same-sex couples benefit from the boost toward marriage equality this ruling grants them, it also serves to benefit the children involved in a marriage should there ever be a paternity or marital dispute down the road.

Cobb: In marriage and family, equal is equal

"Equal is equal," Camilla Taylor tells us in Monday's issue of The Daily Iowan ("Court backs same-sex parents").  Taylor was speaking about the Iowa Supreme Court's recent decision to list both members of a same-sex couple as "parents" on a birth certificate (provided the couple is legally married).

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