Iowa, USA: GOP Trying (Again) to Repeal Marriage Equality

Written by scott on February 26th, 2013

IowaI’ll give them this much – they’re relentless. An Iowa state Senator is once again pushing to get the legislature to pass a repeal of the state’s marriage equality law, LGBTQ Nation reports:

A Republican state senator began the lengthy process Tuesday of forcing a statewide vote on gay marriage, proposing a constitutional ban that would require approval twice in the Iowa Assembly before it heads to voters. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Iowa since a unanimous 2009 state Supreme Court ruling, which found that a law limiting marriage to between a man and woman violated the state constitution’s equal-protection clause. But Sen. Dennis Guth (R-Klemme), said voters should get to decide whether gay marriage is permitted.

But fear not, at least not for now:

The effort has little chance of advancing since Democratic Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal , of Council Bluffs, has repeatedly blocked any debate of such an amendment since the court ruling.

One of these days they’ll give it up. Maybe.


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