"Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa" — Field of Dreams
Iowa was the third state in the Union (and the first
flyover interior state) to adopt full marriage equality when its Supreme Court struck down a ban on same-sex marriage on April 3, 2009. Despite popular belief, Iowa is actually a moderate state, having voted 4 out of 5 times as a Democratic state from 1996-2012. Iowa also has one Democrat (Tom Harkin) and one Republican (Chuck Grassley) in Senate, and a very even (3 D, 2 R) split in the House of Representatives.
 Famous Iowans
As you will no doubt note, nobody from Iowa actually wants to be associated with the place. They either get out or want you to think they got out. As the immortal Johnny Cash (who was actually from Arkansas) once sung: "I grew up on a farm in Ioway/I lived in the fields and worked in the hay/Got trapped by a girl but I wiggled free/Heard the Oregon timber callin' me". Good move, that.
- Country/CB radio singer C.W. McCall is from Iowa, although he wanted you to believe he was from Colorado.
- Captain Kirk 
- William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, who is better known for having a Wyoming town and an upstate New York football team named after him. So he's actually from Iowa? Who woulda thunk?
- Radar O'Reilly 
- John Wayne (Just don't mention the name Marion)
- John Wayne Gacy (although he was actually born in Illinois)